Sunday 24 April 2022

Roman Road walk

17th April 2022 - Andy M took an early morning walk along the Roman Road, east of Worsted Lodge recently. Many Cowslips, an abundance of pink Crabapple blossom, and several species of farmland birds were seen in the morning sun.

View east, towards the Hildersham boundary

View west, towards Worsted Lodge


An abundance of lovely pink-tinged Crabapple blossom

Crabapple blossom

Crabapple blossom

Common Whitethroat (and Lesser Whitethroat) had just arrived
(see previous blog post)

Male Yellowhammer

A Corn Bunting singing its characteristic 
'jangling of keys' song

Corn Bunting - note the heavy pale yellow bill



An Orange-tip butterfly on a Dandelion flower


Ground Ivy

The first few flowers of Cow Parsley were starting to appear

Shepherd's Purse

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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 (