We are the Local Environment Group for the area around Prestwood in Buckinghamshire, including Great Missenden,
The Hampdens, The Kingshills, North Dean and Speen

Our Aims

We aim to protect and enhance the quality of the natural environment through the involvement of local people.

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Protecting Our Environment Registered charity No. 1114685

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Prestwood Nature The Local Environment Group for the Prestwood Area

Reptiles

Grass-snake

Slow-worms are quite common, most often seem when disturbing a garden compost-heap, as they are difficult to spot in the countryside, where they glide away at a speed that belies their name.  Grass Snakes are also well-distributed, particularly in the vicinity of ponds, although they also may use compost-heaps as suitably warm environments for their eggs.  Common Lizards are very seldom seen.  Most of the recent sightings have been at the Perks Lane Nature Reserve.  Adders are reported from time to time, usually when people (or in one case a pig) failed to see them in time in long grass to avoid disturbing them and were unfortunately bitten.  The records are scattered and do not indicate a permanent colony in the region, although this cannot be ruled out, as there are regular unconfirmed reports from near Great Hampden.