Bee Hive on the Common

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

A large, mature ash tree on Chesham Bois Common was damaged during recent high winds. We arranged for the tree to be examined by an arboriculturalist, who identified significant rot. The examination also identified a bee hive about 20 feet up, in a hollow in the trunk. So, as the tree was being slowly felled on Monday, a […] [More…]

Burial Grounds Heritage Day

Sunday, September 9th, 2018

The Heritage Open Day for our unique Burial Grounds in beautiful Chilterns countryside was a resounding success, with 120+ visitors enjoying history tours from Alison Bailey, of the Amersham Museum and Cathy Wolveridge’s wildlife tours of the grounds and the adjacent chalkland meadow. The beautiful 1920s Chapel (which is usually closed except for funeral services) was crowded […] [More…]

Fire Safety Outdoors

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service is urging people not to drop their guard against the risk of fire. Community safety manager Joanne Cook said: “Whether you are planning to go camping or simply looking forward to spending more time outdoors, we want everyone to have a good time without falling foul of seasonal risks.” Click here […] [More…]

Frogs and Ducks

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

Visitors to Bricky Pond will have noticed the large clumps of frog spawn and young frogs enjoying the pond. There are, also, two pairs of ducks nesting in the pond’s perimeter. Recent maintenance of the pond has cleaned up the water and removed the algae, allowing wildlife to flourish. We hope visitors to the pond […] [More…]

Honeybee Swarm Hotline

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Every year the Mid Bucks beekeepers, in conjunction with the BBKA, collect honeybee swarms. From 1st April they will be running a dedicated swarm line during the summer months: 0777 0370132.  On average over 100 swarms are collected locally per year. For more information click here. [More…]

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