Sunday 24 April 2022

Flowers around the village

David F and Derek T noted a few flowers starting to show around the village this month:

Cowslip were seen on Granta Park on 3rd, and along the path between Cambridge Rd and Church Lane on 10th.  A small patch of Bluebell were in flower on 16th along Bourn Bridge Road.  Both Ground Ivy and Garlic Mustard were very much in evidence in Sluice Wood on 21st, and Forget-me-not started to appear on 24th also in Sluice Wood.

Cowslip - Granta Park [photo David F]

Cowslip - near Church Lane [photo Derek T]

Bluebell - near Bourn Bridge Road [photo David F]

Ground Ivy - Sluice Wood [photo David F]

Garlic Mustard - Sluice Wood [photo David F]

Forget-me-not - Sluice Wood [photo David F]

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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 (