We are the Local Environment Group for the area around Prestwood in Buckinghamshire, including Great Missenden,
The Hampdens, The Kingshills, North Dean and Speen

Our Aims

We aim to protect and enhance the quality of the natural environment through the involvement of local people.

Coming Events

Prestwood Nature The Local Environment Group for the Prestwood Area
Clearing vegetation from Wibner Pond

Conservation work parties

Our main conservation sites are at Sheepwash pond,  Boug’s Meadow,   Kiln Common Orchard and the Pollinator Friendly Garden.  

We also collaborate with the Chiltern Society at Prestwood Nature Reserve and with Chiltern District Council at Angling Spring Wood.  

Night-time survey for great crested newts

Habitat surveying and species recording

Visit to Ashwell Farm, Little Kingshill

Walks and visits

Activities for children, Great Missenden Library Installation of PN noticeboard by Link Road car-park

Publicity and liaison

Prestwood Nature Activities

Activities for Children and Families

Prestwood Nature aims to help children and families discover and enjoy the environment around them.  

In 2017 we put on a program for children at Great Missenden Library,  we held a Junior Photo Competition,   had an “Autumn Hedgerow Safari and a “Creatures of the Night Safari” at Boug’s Meadow.  

Each year we arrange a number of walks led by one of our experienced members.

Prestwood Nature has a database of over 30,000 records for the area covered over 5,483 different species.   Descriptions of each class or plants and animals can be found in the Our Environment pages.

Each week from April to September, Prestwood Nature volunteers walk a fixed 3 mile route recording butterflies and their results are collated on our Butterfly Transect page and form part of the United Kingdom Butterfly Monitoring Scheme.

We work closely with sister organisations and parish, district and county authorities, including the Chiltern Society and the Chiltern Conservation Board. These enable us to contribute to issues that extend beyond local boundaries and provide us with valued support.

A detailed list of local wildlife and environmental organisations can be found on our links page.

Talks

Three times a year we hold talks on wildlife or the environmental with a speaker who is expert in their field.   Recent subjects are described on the talks page.