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

Our Aims

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

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Protecting Our Own Environment Registered charity No. 1114685

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Flowering Plants:  Ponds

Greater Spearwort, Kiln Corner Pond

With local water bodies largely confined to small ponds, there are few uncommon water species.  Starfruit, which once grew by a large pond on the edge of Great Kingshill Common near Hatches Farm, was lost when the pond was filled in.  Greater Spearwort grows naturally at two ponds in Prestwood – Kiln Corner and Sheepwash – both managed by Prestwood Nature in order to preserve it.  Amphibious Bistort occurs only in one pond, the Mobwell, but was planted at the Sheepwash as well, after restoration.  It remains to be seen whether the flowering-rush also planted there in 2008 will survive.  Nodding Bur-marigold grows at two ponds that need regular maintenance, Wibner and Brickpits Ponds.  The latter also has the only locally recorded specimen of Hemp-agrimony. The most notable species are found at Blakemore Pond, Great Hampden, where there are Pedunculate Water-Starwort, Water Purslane, Tufted and Water Forgetmenots (and hybrids), and Hemlock Water-dropwort. This pond was recently restored by the Hampden Estate with the help of local Scouts.