Monday 20 May 2013

Granta Park (from George)

Jennifer saw these caterpillars on 11 May in the new hedge alongside the footpath from the hairdressers to the Park.

The park is looking good with the trees in bloom along the avenue approaching the cricket pitch:

and there are cowslips still in bloom

and marsh marigolds at the edge of the lake

Friday 3 May 2013

Grass snakes on Cambridge Road

Derek spotted these 2 Grass Snakes on top of a conifer by their pond, on 19th April.

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 (