Sunday 29 April 2018

Events Calendar

As mentioned at the recent Members' Meeting, the draft programme for 2018 is now available - top right of this blog page. Do check as it is subject to change and may not be up-to-date. Invitations are usually issued, by email if possible, before outings etc.

Sunday 22 April 2018

Early morning walk along Old Railway Cutting

A few pictures from an early morning walk Andy M took along the old railway cutting today.

Early morning mist in the low light

The early Pheasant catches the mate!

 ... and sees off the opposition.

 Two Hares chasing through the growing wheat


 Chiffchaff singing

 Male Yellowhammer

 Male Yellowhammer


 A singing male Common Whitethroat

 Common Whitethroat

A Peacock butterfly basking in the morning sun 

Friday 20 April 2018


Jennifer H took this picture of a Hedgehog in her garden yesterday - 'hiding' from a would-be doggy-friend!

Sunday 8 April 2018

Bumblebees and bugs

The warmer weather on Saturday (7th) brought out the insects, and Andy M took a few photos of those around his garden.

Buff-tailed Bumblebee queen

Red-tailed Bumblebee queen

Tawny Mining Bee

Seven-spot Ladybird

Beefly feeding from periwinkle flower


 Pollen Beetles

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 (