Thursday 29 April 2010

Proposed programme for April, May & June 2010

Confirmation & details of time & place will be given shortly before the event.


24th Sat, 11 a.m. - River sampling, at the Ford


13th Thurs, 7.p.m. - River sampling, at the Ford

15th Sat, 9 a.m. - Moth survey, at Victor & Audrey’s - CANCELLED

21st Fri, 7 p.m. - Flora walk, Beech Wood (helleborines) - CANCELLED

29th Sat, 9 a.m. - Moth survey, at Marion’s


8th Tues, 7 p.m. - River sampling, place t.b.d.

10th Thurs, 1030 a.m. - Flora walk, Devil’s Dyke I

16th Wed, 10 a.m. - Birds, flora, dragonflies etc, RSPB Fen Drayton
(RSPB will take us round)

19th Sat, 9 a.m. - Moth survey, at Victor & Audrey’s

25th Fri, 7 p.m. - Flora walk, Devil’s Dyke II

30th Wed, 7.p.m. - Granta Park meadow & lake

Possibilities for later months are:

July - River sampling, Moth survey, Bourn Bridge PRV, Wicken Fen, Devil‘s Dyke III
August - Upland stubble
September - River sampling, Lowland stubble

Newts and Toads

Amphibians are reappearing in garden ponds.
Derek Turnidge sent these photos...


Smooth Newt

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 (