Saturday 23 June 2012

Buff-tailed Bumble Bee

Jennifer managed to photograph this lovely big buff tailed bumble bee; she thinks (from the size) that it's probably a queen .

Wednesday 20 June 2012

Bracket Fungus

Bernie Talbot found this growing on a tree in his garden. Note the £1 coin standing on the top one.

Saturday 16 June 2012

Mayfly at the Ford

Spotted while checking the river for sampling...

Newtlet in the High Street

Jennifer took this fine photo in her garden. It is thought to be a newtlet - note the warty skin rather than scaley, four (?) toes on front legs (lizards have 5).

Wednesday 13 June 2012

Granta Park Meadow

The wild flower meadow is looking good - George has taken these photos:

Saturday 9 June 2012

Daylight Hedgehog

The Turnidges have had a Hedgehog in the garden in the middle of the day for two consecutive days:

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 (