Tuesday 24 June 2014

Butterflies in Great Abington

Andy M took these photos in Lewis Crescent:

Common Blue

Common Blue

Elephant Hawk Moth

Elephant Hawk Moth

Elephant Hawk Moth

Elephant Hawk Moth

Humming Bird Hawkmoth

and these in Granta Park
Speckled Wood

Speckled Wood

Friday 20 June 2014

Blue-tailed Damselfly

Jennifer took these photos of a blue-tailed damselfly on her kitchen window this afternoon:

Thursday 19 June 2014

Visit to Wicken Fen - 18th June 2014

A group of 14 spent an hour in the evening wandering round the boardwalk looking, and listening, for birds and insects. Afterwards, we repaired to the local hostelry for refreshment.

Derek recorded the following birds:
Cuckoo H (possibly seen)
Blue Tit
Chiffchaff H
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Great Tit
Green Woodpecker H
House Martin
House Sparrow
Marsh Harrier
Reed Bunting
Reed Warbler
Sedge Warbler
23 Species in all. H = Heard only.

Barry took a few photos:

Tuesday 17 June 2014

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)