Wednesday 10 May 2023

A few Spring Flowers

10th May 2023 - a walk along the Old Railway Cutting revealed a good number of spring flowers today. The Cowslip were still putting on a good show, if fading somewhat in places, whereas the Hawthorn was largely poised, ready to burst into bloom. Both Daisy and Buttercup were much in evidence, as were the small blue gem-like flowers of Germander Speedwell.  Nearby, along the footpath to the High Street, there was a lovely clump of bluish-white Comfrey - Andy M.

View along the path with large numbers of Cowslip in evidence



The first swathes of Hawthorn were bursting into flower




Germander Speedwell

Germander Speedwell



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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 (