Wednesday 10 April 2024

Spring Flowers on Granta Park

7th April 2024 - Andy M noted a few of the flowers in bloom currently around GP. The Garlic Mustard was everywhere in the woods around the Sluice, where a few late Celandines were also in flower.  The Wild Arum plants were a good size by now, and many contained the 'flowering' spikes. Lower down, the Ground Ivy and Common Storksbill were very much on show, and on the meadow the Cowslip were really putting on a good show, whilst the large number of Bee Orchid leaf whorls again promises a fine show of flowers later in the year.

Garlic Mustard


Wild Arum

Ground Ivy

Common Storksbill


Bee Orchid leaf whorls

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The Aims of Abington Naturewatch

At their meeting on 9 April 2005 the members approved this revised version of the aims of Abington Naturewatch:

  • To monitor and record the wildlife (fauna & flora) within the borders of the Abingtons;
  • To encourage protection of our wildlife, maintain its quality and foster its diversity;
  • To promote awareness of the richness, potential and problems of the natural environment of the Abingtons;
  • To cooperate in improving access to the local natural environment for the benefit of all Abington villagers.

Pat Daunt, Founder

The organisation is informal and communication is by email if possible; members are notified of events from time to time. Contact details are maintained by a small "project team". There is currently no membership fee as costs are covered by voluntary contributions at events.

Members are encouraged to report notable sightings of flora and fauna within the Abingtons to the appropriate sector coordinator and an illustrated record is published annually.

A map of the area covered, with some features noted, is available here:>

For more information or to join, please contact David Farrant on (01223) 892871.

Contributions to our records should be sent to sector contacts or either of the above. Photographs may also be submitted to Andy Merryweather (