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
Prestwood Nature aims to protect and enhance the quality of the natural environment through the involvement of local people.
For more information see the Events Page
Welcome to Prestwood Nature
What we do - Our activities include:
A comprehensive study of the flora of the central area of the Buckinghamshire Chilterns has been undertaken by Tony Marshall and is being made available for downloading free of charge from this web site.
Boug’s Meadow Under Threat
Boug’s Meadow has been carefully managed by Prestwood Nature for the last 10 years in order to restore it to an area of natural Chiltern grassland and provide a place of quiet repose in the middle of Great Missenden. In wet weather, the river Misbourne sometimes runs along the side of the meadow.
Great Missenden Parish Council are now considering pouring tarmac over the entire meadow, burying the Misbourne in a culvert and turning it into a car park!
If this were to happen we would lose a golden opportunity to restore a unique type of wildflower meadow that has now virtually disappeared from the area. Also thousands of hours of work put in by Prestwood Nature volunteers would have been in vain.
Help Prestwood Nature fight these proposals by writing to your Parish and District Councillors or by contacting the Great Missenden Parish Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org
To find out more about our work see the Boug’s Meadow project page.
The Misbourne flowing through Boug’s Meadow in 2014
Butterfly Numbers are down this year.
Once a week from April to September, Prestwood Nature volunteers walk a defined route near Prestwood counting all the butterflies they see. Our findings form part of the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme (UKBMS).
This year, by the end of July we had counted only 773 butterfiles compared with 1880 at the same time in 2015.
A summay of last year’s national results and the this year’s dominant species is given in the latest UKBMS newsletter.
|Angling Spring Wood|
|Hedges and Special Trees Project|
|Kiln Common Orchard|
|Prestwood Nature Reserve|
|Boug's Meadow History|
|Butterfly Transect Route|
|Kiln Common Orchard Planting Plan|
|Activities for Children|
|Publicity & Liaison|
|Walks and Visits|
|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|