Wednesday 22 May 2019

A lunchtime walk around Granta Park

On his usual lunchtime walk, through Lagden's Grove and Sluice Wood on Granta Park in the lovely sunshine, Andy M took some photos of the wildlife - flowers, butterflies, birds, insects - that abounds there.

A profusion of Buttercups in the meadow near the entrance


Greylag geese getting some 'chill time' in the meadow flowers

Common Vetch

Hedgerow Cranesbill - out in the sun on rough ground

 Garlic Mustard - abundant in the shadier parts of the woods

 Germander Speedwell - also in the shadier woodland

White Dead-nettle


Herb Robert

Ground Ivy

Common Storksbill and Early Forget-me-not - in the sunny, rough ground


 Red-headed Cardinal Beetle

   Green-veined White butterfly

Seven-spot Ladybird on nettles

Harlequin Ladybirds - doing their thing!

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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 (