Welcome to Prestwood Nature
The River Misbourne is flowing through Boug's Meadow for the first time in six years. This winterbourne section of the river has been reinvigorated by the record February rains. After several years of low rainfall, groundwater levels are now high enough for flow from the Mobwell Springs source.
Water started to creep into the Boug's riverbed on 18 February and full flow through the meadow was recorded on 24 February. By the first days of March, the River Misbourne was flowing fully from Mobwell springs, through Missenden Abbey grounds and well past Chalfont St Giles.
One of the goals of our Boug's Meadow volunteers in 2020 is to survey the condition of the riverbed locally and start to restore it to a condition where winterbourne flows and riparian wildlife are well supported. The volunteers are liaising with the Chiltern Conservation Board Chalk Streams project to get this underway.
If you haven't been to the meadow recently, come and take a look. Spring flowers are starting to show. Cherry and blackthorn are leading the blossom parade. Frogs and field voles have been spotted and there should be a chance of a great crested newt if the wet conditions continue.
The Misbourne is flowing again
In line with most other organisations, Prestwood Nature have regretfully decided to cancel all work parties and walks until the end of April.
Our work parties at Sheepwash on 21st March and Boug’s Meadow on 26th April will not now take place.
Also cancelled are the Spring Flower Walk (5th April) and the Spring Hedgerow walk (19th April).
We will review the situation during April and decide whether the events later in the summer will be able to go ahead.
Please look at this web site for more information.
We are the Local Environment Group for the area around Prestwood in Buckinghamshire, including Great Missenden,
The Hampdens, The Kingshills, North Dean and Speen
We aim to protect and enhance the quality of the natural environment through the involvement of local people.
|Activities for Children|
|Publicity & Liaison|
|Walks and Visits|
|JuniorWildlife Photo Competition 2018|
|Junior Wildlife Photo Competition 2017|
|Great Missenden Library|
|Angling Spring Wood|
|Hedges and Special Trees Project|
|Kiln Common Orchard|
|Prestwood Nature Reserve|
|Angling Spring Woodland Walk|
|Boug's Meadow History|
|Why no car park at Boug's Meadow|
|Butterfly Transect Route|
|Kiln Common Orchard Planting Plan|
|Ecological Flora of the Central Chilterns|
|Flowering Plants: Arable Land|
|Flowering Plants: Disturbed Land|
|Flowering Plants: Meadows|
|Flowering Plants: Ponds|
|Flowering Plants: Roadsides|
|Flowering Plants: Woodlands & Hedgerows|
|Grasses, Sedges & Rushes|
|Bees and Wasps|
|Mosses & Liverworts|
|Ancient Trees & Parkland|
|Heathland & Acid Grassland|
|Collings Hanger Pond|
|Kiln Corner Pond|