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MK Festival of Nature 2020
26/06/2020 - 05/07/2020

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MK Festival of Nature 2020

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A special nine-day programme from 26 June - 5 July 2020, of activities to celebrate the beautiful and inspiring nature found in Milton Keynes' green space.

Organised in partnership by The Parks Trust, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust and Milton Keynes Natural History Society, MK Festival of Nature is a celebration of the fascinating and varied nature that can be found across the city.

The Festival has a wide range of activities available for people of all ages, located in areas across the city. It's a great opportunity to find out more about the creatures and plants we see everyday, and those that are a little rarer.

Our full programme of events is coming soon!

Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust

The Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) is one of 46 Wildlife Trusts working across the UK. Since 1959 they have worked with local people to make Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire are rich in wildlife and protect special places for generations to come. 

Find out more about this organisation by visiting their website 

Milton Keynes Natural History Society

A friendly, diverse group with about 100 members, the society has been active in Milton Keynes since 1968 and welcomes new members. They meet every Tuesday evening for indoor talks in the winter months and outdoor walks and nature ramblers in the summer.

These events are open to all members, to find out more visit their website.

  • Howe Park Wood

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    Howe Park is probably the woodland mentioned in the Domesday Survey of 1086. Parts of it may be rare surviving fragments of the 'wildwood' that covered the whole of lowland Britain after the last Ice Age, 6-11,000 years ago.

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    There is a café at Howe Park Wood serving cakes, drinks and cold foods.

  • Linford Lakes Nature Reserve

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    The 37 hectare site consists of a large lake, reedbeds, wet woodland and several small meadows interlaced with a number of smaller lakes and ponds. Four bird watching hides are located giving fine views of the wildlife and beautiful scenery.

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    There are no refreshment facilities at Linford Lakes Nature Reserve other than during special events.

  • Stony Stratford Nature Reserve

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    In 2008 with support from the Riverside Parks Group, work began to re-establish Stony Stratford Nature Reserve as a major local wildlife park. Parties of volunteers have cleared islands of scrub allowing Wildfowl to nest. There are also renovated and painted bird hides and the ponds have been cleared of invasive vegetation as well as the restoration of a sand martin nest bank, which has enabled Kingfishers to nest successfully.

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    There are no facilities at the reserve, but Stony Stratford high street is just a few minutes away.

  • Floodplain Forest Nature Reserve

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    Set within Ouse Valley Park, the Floodplain Forest is the newest nature reserve in Milton Keynes and the most impressive wildlife habitat creation scheme in the city’s history.

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