Friday 23 August 2013

Small Tortoiseshell on the Roman Road - 11 August

Jennifer reports:
I saw the two Clouded yellows on the Roman Road again this morning.

Also a beautiful Small Tortoiseshell on the path that posed for this photo!

Insect Life in Church Lane

Len Mead reports:
Over the past week we have had 6 Brimstones in the garden at one time, feeding on Zinnias. We have also had several types of dragonfly including 8 Common Sympetrum, several of whom were mating and depositing eggs in our pond, and a Golden-ringed dragonfly which was also depositing eggs in the pond..

Brimstone on a Zinnia

Sunday 18 August 2013

Blue tit in Church Lane

On Friday, this juvenile Blue Tit flew in out of the rain to see us... and seemed strangely reluctant to fly away!

Saturday 10 August 2013

Butterflies on the Roman Road - 10 August 2013

Jennifer took these photos on a Naturewatch outing on the Roman Road on Saturday 10th August.

Common blue

Common blue


Painted lady

Clouded yellow

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 (