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.

Coming events

Protecting Our Own Environment Registered charity No. 1114685

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For more information see the Events Page

What we do - Our activities include:

Welcome to Prestwood Nature

Our Next Evening Meeting

A Talk by Tony Marshall

7:30 pm on Tuesday 28th March
Great Missenden Memorial Hall,  Link Road, Great Missenden.

Tony Marshall has studied the flora of this part of the Chilterns for many years. His beautifully illustrated book comprehensively surveys all local plant species, their associations with wildlife and ourselves, and is published free of charge here.

His talk will illustrate what is special about our plants, their incredible diversity, how different species are faring over time, and why it is important to conserve them.  

Admission Free - All Welcome

Can you play a part in helping to record the varieties of butterflies in our local area?

Butterflies are a sensitive indicator of the local environment and each year PN participates in providing valuable data to the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme (UKBMS), an organisation that receives data from all over the UK and subsequently reports on the effects on the environment as a whole.

Recording takes places from the beginning of April until the last week in September and is walked by a number of volunteers, but new volunteers are always welcomed.   

If you enjoy a stroll in the countryside, have approximately two hours to spare on a given week and would like to participate in this annual event (full training given), then please get in touch using the Contact Us form and selecting Butterfly Transect as the subject

To find out more, visit our Butterfly Transect page.


Sex and the Single Flower

Co-op fund for Boug’s Meadow now exceeds £750

The Local Community Fund at the Great Missenden Co-op has now raised over £750 for the restoration of Boug’s Meadow.

See our News Blog for details of how you can help to increase that figure.