Welcome to Prestwood Nature
In Search of the Gowk
A walk led by Tony Marshall
Sunday 6th May - 10 am to 1 pm
The walk in the Little Kingshill area will include flowers, birds, geology and history.
We will start off in Abbey Park and walk a circular route through Little Kingshill. The walk will last for about 3 hours.
What is a “Gowk”?
Gowk is an old name for the Cuckoo.
At one time the sound of the cuckoo was a regular harbinger of spring but now it is heard all too rarely.
Cuckoos are migratory birds, arriving in April and leaving in September.
In the UK their numbers are down to about 15,000 breeding pairs and they are on the Red List of endangered species.
Meet at entrance to Abbey Park on London Road, Great Missenden
OS ref. SP 898 007
Co-ordinates 51°41'51.35"N, 0°42'6.95"W
Spring Flowers in the Hedgerows
A country walk around Prestwood, led by Karen van Oostrum, to see the many flowers, trees and plants that can be found in our hedges at this time of year.
Saturday 21st April - 2 pm to 4 pm
Ideal for families with children - free event!
Wear suitable shoes for walking in the countryside and clothing appropriate for the weather!
Please let us know if you are planning to come so that we do not go without you!
For more information phone Karen van Oostrum 07910 684 339 or email to Karenjvano@outlook.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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|
|Junior Photo Competition|
|Junior Photo Competition Entry Form|
|2017 Photo Competition Results|
|Great Missenden Library|
|Angling Spring Wood|
|Hedges and Special Trees Project|
|Kiln Common Orchard|
|Prestwood Nature Reserve|
|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|