Saturday 8 May 2021

Official - April was cold!

Gaynor F has been recording the weather in Abington for some years now, and recently compared the daily April temperatures for this year, with April 2020. 

This April, she noted a total of 16 frosty mornings, compared with only 3-4 in 2020, and this year both minimum and maximum temperatures were generally lower compared to 2020.

In the graph below, solid lines show April 2021 temperatures, and dashed lines show 2020 temperatures. Blue lines are minimum temperatures, and orange lines maximum temperatures, each day in degrees C.

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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 (