Monday 17 June 2019

Flowers around Granta Park

On his lunchtime walk today, Andy M saw an interesting variety of flowers around Granta Park, many on the 'rough ground' near the entrance, and in Lagden's Grove

Viper's Bugloss (Echium vulgare)

Sulphur Cinquefoil (Potentilla recta)

Hawkweed spp

Sedum spp - possibly Biting Stonecrop (Sedum acre)

Birdsfoot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)

Ragged Robin (Lychnis flos-cuculi)

Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)

Ox-eye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)

 Dog Rose (Rosa canina)

Thistle spp and a Flower Beetle (Oedemera spp)

Umbelliferae spp

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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 (