Thursday 16 April 2020

Wild Flowers

David F spotted several flowers appearing in Sluice Wood and along the Old Carriage Track this week. Along the track, large areas of Garlic Mustard, locally known as Jack-by-the-Hedge, were seen, and in the wood some Yellow Archangel and Wood Forget-me-not.

Similarly,  Jennifer H has been seeing Garlic Mustard, Solomon's Seal, Wild Arum and Cowslip in her garden.

 Yellow Archangel

Wood Forget-me-Not

 Garlic Mustard

 Solomon's Seal

Wild Arum


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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 (