Welcome to Prestwood Nature
Plants to look for in May
by Karen van Oostrum
Buttercups are everywhere at the moment, nodding their yellow heads from fields, verges and banks. These cheerful flowers of 5 yellow blunt-ended petals are instantly recognisable, but did you know that there are at least 10 different species of buttercup in the UK? 4 of these are relatively common in our area, and with a little bit of knowledge you will soon be able to tell them apart. Click here for more information
All the photos were taken locally by Karen
Prestwood Nature Blog
In line with most other organisations, Prestwood Nature has regretfully decided to cancel all work parties, talks and walks until the end of August. We will review the situation during the summer and decide whether the events later in the year will be able to go ahead. Please keep looking at this web site for more information.
While we have to stay at home or just take walks close to our houses, we have set up a blog where our members can share pictures and observations on the natural world around them.
Send your ideas to email@example.com or comment on the posts already made.
Click anywhere in this box to view the blog
Five butterflies to look for in May
By Val Marshall
Orange Tip (male) is obvious in flight with two bright orange spots on the tips of the wings.
Holly Blue is a small blue butterfly which flies high and fast looking for holly or ivy on which to lay its eggs.
Large White and Green Veined White
Green veined white (right) can be distinguished from the Large white (left) when at rest, by the wing underside ‘veins’.
Small White is smaller than the other whites.
Click anywhere in this frame for a larger view.
Bumblebees to look for in May
by John Catton
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|