Tuesday 10 February 2009

Naturewatch Evening - Friday 27th February

The Naturewatch Evening Meeting this year will be in the Institute on Friday 27th February, starting at 7.30 p.m.

Phil Jenner will lead an illustrated session on Our World of Butterflies and Moths. We shall also take the chance to exchange ideas on how we can improve and share our observation and recording of the abundance and diversity of these wonderful creatures which we shall encounter during the long and glorious summer I am arranging for this year.

Pat Daunt

Visit to Paxton Pits on Saturday 14 February 2009

We plan to meet Stuart Elsom at 10am on Saturday at Paxton Pits.
There is a useful website at http://www.paxton-pits.org.uk/

The best route from Abington seems to be M11 North to Junction 13, then on to A1303 Westbound and join A428.

Take the B1428 for St Neots; ignore right turn for Great Paxton but take B1041 for Little Paxton. We understand there are then signs in Little Paxton for Paxton Pits where there is Parking and a Visitor Centre.

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: http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=213774935674882866424.00000111dca2be9f06ab8&z=13>

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 (amerryweather61@gmail.com)