Tuesday 12 May 2020

Wild flowers on Granta Park

Whilst walking around Granta Park at the weekend, Andy took note of the wide variety of flowers that seemed to have appeared recently, particularly alongside the 'hairdresser's path', where many different species seemed to be thriving, it not having been cut recently.

Hawthorn in full bloom - over the river in Cooks' Meadow
Marsh Marigold - by the lake
Marsh Marigold - by the lake
Yellow Flag iris along near the lake
Bird's Foot Trefoil - also along side the lake
 Comfrey flowers
 Common Storksbill - in the short rabbit-cropped grass
 Field Pansy
 Ground Ivy
 A type of Hawk's-beard
 Lesser Bugloss 
 Ox-eye Daisy 
 Prickly Sow-Thistle
Ragged Robin
A Hawksbit
 Soft Cranesbill
 Spear Thistle
White Campion 
White Campion

Oyster mushrooms on an old fallen treestump
Oyster mushrooms

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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: http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=213774935674882866424.00000111dca2be9f06ab8&z=13>

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 (amerryweather61@gmail.com)