Sunday 7 June 2020

Walk along the parish boundary

As a slight variant on his exercise walk, Andy M walked along the Old Railway Cutting, then along the Abington-Hildersham Parish boundary to Hildersham Wood last week - taking in some of the lovely views from there.

The vegetation is really quite tall along the Old Railway Cutting now

  View south to Hildersham Wood, along the parish boundary

 Elderflower fully out in the early morning sun

Webs left by the Spindle Ermine caterpillars, 
 ... just one or two caterpillars left now.

 Oxeye Daisy in front Barley, catching the sun
Barley 'whiskers' in the sunlight

 Poppies on fallow growth on the LSA

Wild Parsnip
 Wild Parsnip flowerhead


View back down the boundary towards Hildersham

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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 (