Friday, 20 October 2017
Class 1 and the School thanked us; they have been feeding and observing the birds which visit the school grounds. The children are taking care in monitoring the feeders, to see when they need replenishing and noting the different birds they have seen.
Sunday, 3 September 2017
Friday, 1 September 2017
Darren Bast (at Granta Park) identified it as a female Common darter, explaining:
- Key diagnostic to this species is a pale coloured leg stripe which you can see in the photo.
- The red T shaped mark at section S2 is clearly visible, as are dark pterastigma or wing spots.
- The only 2 darters seen in this area really are ruddy and common darters. Ruddy darters have jet black legs with no leg stripe.
Monday, 21 August 2017
Thursday, 17 August 2017
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.
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 or Peter Brunning via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.