Monday 6 January 2020

Snowdrop and Aconite flowers starting to appear

On Sunday (5th), David F spotted that the first Snowdrops were starting to come into flower in the Granta Park wooded areas.  Similarly, at lunchtime today, Andy M noted the first Aconites were also starting to show near the sluice.

Photos Andy M:
Most of the Snowdrops are still like this .... 

 ... with some just starting to flower ...

...  but jut a few are well ahead of the game!

The first Aconites, just starting to flower

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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 (