Monday 27 June 2022

Along the Protected Road Verge

19th June 2022 - David F noted a number of different flower species starting to come into flower along the Protected Road Verge (PRV) recently - in particular Hedge Bedstraw, Greater Knapweed and Scabious, as well as the plant parasite Knapweed Broomrape.  He also spotted Mullein nearby along the Old Coach Track, and a Marbled White butterfly, as well as Small Tortoiseshell and Meadow Brown.

Greater Knapweed

Knapweed Broomrape


Marbled White

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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 (