Tuesday 13 February 2024

Snowdrops and Aconites galore!

11th February 2024 - there were parts of Sluice Wood and Lagden's Grove, on Granta Park, that seemed to be completely coated in either Snowdrop or Aconite flowers - or in some places both! Andy M just couldn't resist snapping a few (too many!) photos of the spectacle. 

Snowdrops in Sluice Wood

Snowdrops in Sluice Wood

Single form of Snowdrop

Double form of Snowdrop - more common in Lagden's Grove

Double Snowdrops in Lagden's Grove

Snowdrops in Sluice Wood

Snowdrops in Sluice Wood

Single form of Snowdrops in Sluice Wood

Snowdrops and Aconites in Sluice Wood

Incredible covering of Aconites in Lagden's Grove



Aconites in Lagden's Grove

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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: http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=213774935674882866424.00000111dca2be9f06ab8&z=13>

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 (amerryweather61@gmail.com)