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 and Families
Prestwood Nature aims to help children to discover and enjoy the environment around them. We have members who are able to lead field work for groups of children from schools, and other organisations such as scouts, guides, brownies and cubs who have an interest in their environment. Please contact for more information or to book a session.
We also regularly open our sites at Sheepwash Pond, Boug’s Meadow and the Pollinator Friendly Garden to give children an opportunity to get hands-on experience of things they can observe in their local environment. Children will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult to take part in these events. Check out PN website for details of coming events.
For information about wildlife experiences for families check out the BBOWT website www.bbowt.org.uk/discover-learn/family-watch or the Woodland Trust website www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/get-involved/children-and-families/.
Prestwood Nature places great emphasis on the importance of encouraging younger people to understand and value their local environment. There are opportunities for teenagers engaged in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme to carry out volunteering. Young adults, especially those studying at college or recently graduated, often find opportunities to gain field experience useful to their future careers.
|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|