Wednesday 25 July 2007

On 10th July, we walked along Bourn Bridge Road studying the native flowers: these are some of them...

Thursday 19 July 2007

Wasps' Nest at Gt Abington Church

This year there is a wasps' nest on the south side of Great Abington church, in the most easterly window on the south side of the of the South Aisle.


Monday 16 July 2007

River Survey

Peter Brunning sent this picture of a fish that turned up in the river survey.

Tuesday 3 July 2007

Friday 13th July. River survey


I'm suggesting a second river survey for Friday 13th July, meeting at 7.0 pm at the Road Bridge. The plan would be to follow up our June sampling at the same points so that we can compare what turns up. Wellies, identification charts etc useful as usual.

My apologies to those who cannot come on this date - I'm afraid that clashes are almost unavoidable at this time of the year.


Tuesday 10th July. Plantwatch on Bourne Bridge Road

Plantwatchers & Project Team

I propose a study walk of the Bourn Bridge Road protected verges on the evening of Tuesday 10th July, starting from the end of the 'Coach Road' (the muddy lane going south, about halfway along the open part of BBR) at 6.45 and finishing about an hour later. County assures me that the front meter will not have been cut by then.

This should be an opportunity to look quite closely at the plants and try both to identify what makes it possible to distinguish one species from another, and how to use 'chunking' as an aid to memory. There will be hand-outs to help with this. So some of you may want to bring scribble pads, illustrated guidebooks and perhaps lenses with you. On the other hand, the verges are looking good anyway, and others may prefer simply to enjoy this.

Anyone keen to come but unable to one this date please let me know, so that I can try to find a date for a fix a second go.


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 (