Welcome to Prestwood Nature
Prestwood Nature Programme 2021
It is too early yet to say whether Corvid 19 regulations will be relaxed sufficiently for our walks to take place but we have been able to arrange a programme of talks which, if necessary, will be held over Zoom.
Tuesday 20th April:
Enjoying the Outdoors for all the family
by Karen van Oostrum
Tuesday 8th June:
Bumblebees and Where to Find Them
by John Catton
Tuesday 2nd November
The Beauty of Flies
by Martin Harvey
The Misbourne in Boug’s Meadow
The recent wet weather has caused the river Misbourne to start flowing through Boug’s Meadow again.
The Misbourne is “Winterbourne” which only flows here after periods of very high rainfall. It flowed last year but the previous time was back In 2014.
Locked down again? If you are lucky to have a garden or access to some green space this is the time of year to spot a greater number of bird species as they visit our gardens, hedges and ponds in search of much needed nourishment to survive winter. Soon we will be able to participate in the annual Big Garden Bird watch run by the RSPB.
Don’t be misled, you don’t have to have a “Big Garden” to participate. You can do it anywhere. You just need an hour, anytime of the day. Daylight is recommended though. This year the count will take place at your chosen hour over the weekend of 29-31 January.
Do take part, it’s great fun and let’s face it how many other things do you have in your calendar for 2021!. If you don’t know your birds don’t worry there is a really helpful easy bird spotters guide to record your results in the RSPB birdwatch bumpf.
If you’re lucky you might see some of these. They are in Prestwood right now.
Photos by Colin Tyler
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|