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.
Prestwood Nature Activities
Prestwood Nature aims to help children and families discover and enjoy the environment around them.
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.
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.
|Activities for Children|
|Publicity & Liaison|
|Walks and Visits|
|Junior Photo Competition|
|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|