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Summer Wildlife Festival 2022

In June and July 2022 we held an array of nature and wildlife events - find out more here, and look out for future events!

Booking is now closed for all events, as they have passed. 

Coleshill Common Wildlife Explorer Day - Saturday 11th June 11-3pm
Join BBOWT, Coleshill Management Committee and experienced naturalists for a fun family friendly day to explore the common and learn how to identify birds, plants, insects, butterflies and signs of mammals such as foxes and rabbits. No need to book. More info here.

Chinnor Open Gardens - Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th June, 1-6pm
14 gardens and 3 community groups (who are supported by our Rough Around the Edges and Chilterns Orchards projects) will be open this weekend. St. Andrews Church have a Flower Festival where Katie, our Project Officer will be running a nest box building activity on Sunday afternoon. Donkey Lane Community Orchard will be open on both afternoons, and Mill Lane Community Garden will also be open on the Saturday 1-4pm. No need to book. More info here.

‘Dye in the Wye’ Event - Sunday 19th June, 10-3pm - Wycombe Museum & The Rye, High Wycombe >
Join Chiltern Rangers and Wycombe Museum to learn more about how wool was processed from sheep to mills to dyeing - and have a go yourself! Free - book your place here

Landscape scale conservation – Chilterns farmers taking the lead Guided Walk - Monday 20th June, 10am - Bledlow Ridge
We have been working with a group of 18 passionate local farmers to establish the Central Chilterns Farmer Cluster over the last 3 years - come along and hear of the great work they have been doing to support our local wildlife in the Chilterns. The walk will focus on the extensive conservation work carried out across local farms and focus on the ambitious chalk grassland restoration project being carried out on Lodge Hill SSSI. The site is one of the best locally for birds, butterflies and chalk specialist plants so bring your binoculars and we will point out what we can see along the way. Free - book your place here

Learn about Scything Workshop - Wednesday 22nd June, 9:30am or 1:30pm - Great Missenden
Join our ‘Learn about scything’ workshop where you will be trained in the theory and practice of scything, one of the traditional agricultural skills of the Chilterns area. Today, scything can maximise the wildlife potential of grassland and meadow management, even on a small scale. £10 per person, book your place here

Whiteleaf Hill Wildlife & Heritage Walk - Wednesday 22nd June, 10am - Monk’s Risborough
Join us on a guided walk led by the Chiltern Society around two fascinating reserves - Whiteleaf & Brush Hill Nature Reserves - rich in history, wildlife and stunning views. Free, book your place here

The importance of soil health in the Chilterns Guided farm tour - Thursday 23rd June, 6pm - Great Missenden
Join farmer Ian Waller, Chair of the Central Chilterns Farmer Cluster on a fascinating guided tour of his farm where he will share his passion for looking after his soil. You will also get chance to meet some of Ian’s Herdwick Sheep and some of his many millions of worms! Free, book your place here 

Family Bushcraft Day - Saturday 25th June, 10-3pm - Near High Wycombe
Chiltern Rangers will lead you through a day in the woods to learn basic fire lighting skills, simple shelter building and cooking your own lunch over the campfire, using skills and techniques which were known to the woodlander communities like the Bodgers. Adults £3, children £2, book your place here

Chair Bodger's Pub Tour - Thursday 30th June, 10:25am- High Wycombe / Princes Risborough/ West Wycombe 
Explore this unique English craft and the heritage of the Chilterns through a pub tour like no other! £9, book your place here

Guided Walk in Castlefield and Rowliff Woods - Saturday 2nd July, 11am-2pm - near High Wycombe 
A guided walk around the Local Wildlife sites of Castlefield and Rowliff Woods, a tour of the iron age hillfort at Desborough Castle, plus mid-way afternoon tea in a traditional Buckinghamshire Chalk Flinted Garden! Adults £2, children free - book your place here



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