Prestwood Nature

Prestwood Nature Events coming up

We plan to hold two guided walks in October.

Both are free events but each require prior registration so please follow the links for more information.

Karen van Oostrum will also be teaching several online and face-to-face courses on the subject “Discovering Botany” run by the Field Studies Council. For more information click here.

Interested in volunteering with Prestwood Nature?

There are many different ways you can help Prestwood Nature protect and enhance the local environment.

See our Volunteering Page for details.

Our 20th. Anniversary Year

Prestwood Nature was founded in 2003 with the aim of involving local people in protecting and enhancing the natural environment. The village of Prestwood lies in the centre of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

The landscape is characterised by rolling hills with small fields and many hill-top woodlands.

The underlying chalk rock provides a habitat for many rare meadow plants and, in wet periods, absorbs water to emerge later in a chalk stream like the river Misbourne.

Prestwood Nature volunteers devote many hours maintaining the sites we manage as well as providing walks and talks to help raise awareness of the wonderful nature around us.

Not yet a member?

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Aims of Prestwood Nature

The primary aim of Prestwood Nature is to: Enhance the quality of the natural environment through the involvement of local people.

We do this by:

  1. Restoring and maintaining sites to preserve natural resources
  2. Guided walks led by knowledgeable members to increase awareness of the natural environment
  3. Arrange talks on subjects of interest to our members
  4. Produce a regular newsletter for members
  5. Maintain records of plant and animal life in order to see how the environment is changing in response to climate change and other pressures

See our Activities page for more about what we do.

Recording what we see

If you are interested in nature, you might like to join the many volunteers who record their sightings and upload them to iRecord.
By recording and sharing what we see, we gather essential information that can contribute to conservation efforts, research, and policy making.
See our Records page for more information.

These are the places we work at

Click or tap on the flags to be taken there