We have many wildlife rich areas in the heart of Buckingham and we’re blessed with a number of hard working volunteer groups that undertake conservation activities to improve the wildlife value and public enjoyment of our town through activities such as coppicing, pond clearance and path maintenance. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic a number of group activities have been postponed but some individuals have used their time during lockdown to undertake butterfly surveys and repair nest boxes along Railway Walk. We were thrilled to receive news from Mr G. Eaton of Rectory Farm, Water Stratford of a thriving colony of water voles living along the stretch of the River Great Ouse. Wildlife enthusiasts from our local conservations groups have even confirmed sightings of water voles and otter cubs in Bourton Park!
With a wealth of wildlife knowledge, our conservation groups are a great opportunity to get fit, help the local area, learn some countryside skills and discover new species that are right on our doorstep! There are many ways in which local residents can contribute to the conservation of our local beauty spots – it’s not all wellies and woodwork!
If you would like to learn more about the work of our various groups, then please visit their websites below:
Buckingham Railway Walk Conservation Group
The Buckingham Society
Buckingham Canal Society
Buckingham Edible Woodland