Sunday 2 August 2020

Esme's garden project

Esme L has been busy watching the wildlife in her Bourn Bridge Road garden during lockdown, identifying the more unusual creatures, and taking some wonderful photographs.  These will form part of a STEM project Esme is working on at school, and she has shared some of her interesting findings with us here.

 Muntjac Deer
 Orange-tip butterfly
 Robin - with a tasty meal for some chicks perhaps? 
 Buzzard - soaring overhead
 Orange-tip butterfly
 Grey Squirrel
 Green Woodpecker - an adult female 
 Honey Bee
 Eurasian Jay - collecting peanuts
 Grey Squirrel - raiding the feeders!
 Cinnabar Moth
 House Sparrow - a female
Large White butterfly

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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 (