Monday 6 February 2017

Warm sun brings out an early Peacock butterfly

The warm sun last Friday (3rd Feb) brought out this splendid Peacock butterfly, seen sunning itself by Andy whilst walking around Lagden's Grove on Granta Park. The sun also opened the profusion of snowdrop and catkin flowers, which seemed to have been primed, ready to go, for some weeks.

Birds around the village - Robin & Bullfinch

Peter took this photo of a Robin on 22nd January:

and Jennifer took this one of a Bullfinch on 6th February

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 (