Thursday 23 March 2023

Bee's nest in old tree trunk

22nd March 2023 - a number of unsafe trees have been removed along the edge of the Perse sports fields on Bourn Bridge Rd, and Gill S and Derek T both spotted an old but rather extensive Bee's Nest inside one of the rotted-out trunks.

Entrance hole to the nest [photo Gill S]

Several combs inside the hollow tree trunk [photo Gill S]

Several combs inside the hollow tree trunk [photo Derek T]

Felled trees adjacent to Perse sports fields [photo David F]

Felled trees adjacent to Perse sports fields [photo David F]

Old tree down over the river at the sluice [photo Derek T]

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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 (