Coming Events:

Pollinator Friendly Garden  (Event CANCELLED)

Midsummer in the Meadow

Summer Wildflower Walk

Introduction to the Prestwood Nature Butterfly Transect

Drawn into nature: a wild sketching workshop

Autumn Wildflower Walk

Sunday 9th June
Open Day at the Pollinator Friendly Garden - CANCELLED

Pollinator Friendly Garden in spring

The Pollinator Friendly Garden (PFG) is a small but beautiful garden next to the allotments off Greenlands Lane in Prestwood. It is designed and maintained by Prestwood Nature Volunteers and shows what you can can do in your garden to make it a haven for wildlife.

Unfortunately we have had to cancell the Open Day planned for 9 June. We plan to hold an open day in 2025. 

In the meantime, look out for an event in our Community Orchard in the autumn.  

Sunday 30th June 11am - 4pm
Midsummer in the Meadow

River Misbourne flowing through Boug’s Meadow

On 30th June we will be celebrating the meadow at Boug’s.

There are likely to be various family friendly wildlife related activities and stands.

There is no need to book and there will be things to do and look at for all the family – in particular the wonderful wildflowers in the meadow.

Save the date and keep an eye on this page to see what we have in store for you on the day.

 

Sunday 30th June 2pm - 4pm
Summer Wildflower Walk

Hedge Woundwort

Join local botanist Karen van Oostrum for a gentle stroll discovering summer plants in the fields and hedgerows near Great Missenden.

The walk will start at Boug’s Meadow and is being held as part of the Midsummer Meadows event.

Come along to enjoy the activities at Meadow open day then set out with Karen for a gentle walk looking at summer plants and flowers in the local hedgerows, woods and field-edges.

The walk is ideal for families with children, and for anyone who enjoys a stroll in the countryside.

Karen is a Prestwood Nature Council member and an experienced botanist and educator who shares her passion for and knowledge of plants in an infectious way that appeals to adults and children.

The walk is free for Prestwood Nature members; non-members are requested to make a minimum £2 donation which allows Prestwood Nature to do more work for nature and the local environment.

Parking will be available in the adjacent Link Road car park.

If you would like to come on the walk please register in advance using this Eventbrite link.

Saturday 13th July 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
An introduction to the Prestwood Nature Butterfly Transect

Brown Argus

The UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme (UKBMS) was launched in 1976 to monitor the status of UK butterfly populations. Volunteers collect data on ‘transects’ (walking routes) each week from April to September. Prestwood Nature volunteers have walked our own local transect since 2006. A description of the route and a map is given on our Butterfly Transect page.

Large Skipper

On Saturday 13 July,  the transect coordinator Anne Evans will give an introduction to the butterflies that can be seen at the Prestwood Local Nature Reserve, a wonderful chalkland and scrub area with a huge diversity of wildflowers. In addition to presenting the most common species likely to be seen in the local area in July, Anne will talk about the UKBMS methodology used to count butterflies on the transect and participants will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience of counting butterflies on the reserve. This will involve a short circuit around the reserve on somewhat uneven ground and a climb up on one side of the meadow.

The event is free for Prestwood Nature members but we ask for a donation from non-members; all income will be used to further our work for local nature.

If you would like to come please register in advance using this Eventbrite link.

Sunday 18th August 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Drawn into nature: a wild sketching workshop

Supported by Prestwood Nature volunteers & nature art makers Marieke Bosman and Adrian Porter, you will spend time at Boug’s Meadow to see what bits of nature draw your attention. You will then look closely at that tree, flower, insect, or bird, to get a really good sense of it. You might do this by sketching it, painting it, or writing about it – it is up to you.

Marieke and Adrian will show you some simple techniques to get started. The idea is not to produce perfect art, but to really immerse yourself in nature and to make a personal record of your visit to remind you of what you saw. The workshop is open to anyone over 12 years old, and you don’t need to have any experience of (or talent for) drawing, writing or painting.The event will be held at Boug’s Meadow, Link Road, Great Missenden HP16 9AL.  There is no charge for Prestwood Nature members but we ask for a donation from non-members; all income will be used to further our work for local nature.

If you would like to come please register in advance using this Eventbrite link.

Sunday 6th October 14:00 - 16:00
Autumn Wildflower Walk

An Autumn Stroll

Join local botanist Karen for a gentle stroll discovering autumn fruits in the hedgerows, woods and field edges near Great Missenden.

The walk is ideal for families with children, and for anyone who enjoys a stroll in the countryside.

Trailing berries of Black Bryony

It will be led by Karen van Oostrum, a Prestwood Nature Council member and an experienced botanist and educator who shares her passion for and knowledge of plants in an infectious way that appeals to adults and children.

The walk is free for Prestwood Nature members; non-members are requested to make a minimum £2 donation which allows Prestwood Nature to do more work for nature and the local environment.

We will start in Boug’s Meadow in Great Missenden which is looked after by Prestwood Nature volunteers.  Parking will be available in the adjacent Link Road car park.

If you would like to come please register in advance using this Eventbrite link.

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