The Nature Conservation Group for the Prestwood Area

About Prestwood Nature

We are the Nature Conservation Group for the area around Prestwood, including Great Missenden,
The Hampdens, The Kingshills, North Dean and Speen

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Prestwood Nature aims to protect and enhance the quality of the natural environment through the involvement of local people.

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Brittle Bladder Fern at Gt MissendenFerns are moisture-loving plants more abundant in the west and north.  Their variety is very restricted in the Chilterns.  In our area, however, we have the only site in the county for Brittle Bladder Fern on a single wall.  With very few plants, the population is potentially endangered.  In the grounds of Missenden Abbey is another wall with a good colony of Rustyback Fern, at its only local site.  Intermediate Polypody is similarly confined to one wall and a small population to the west of Prestwood.  Narrow Buckler Fern and Scaly Male Fern are each recorded for a few woods and may survive in one or two.  Lady Fern and Soft Shield Fern can both be found in small quantity in a number of old woods.  Adder’s-tongue Fern survives in one private grassland where it is well protected, but has probably disappeared elsewhere.


18 different ferns have been recorded in the area.


Ferns

Brittle Bladder Fern