Book of the Month

The Wood for the Trees – Richard Fortey Shortly after retiring from his role as senior palaeontologist and trilobite specialist at the Natural History Museum, Richard Fortey bought four acres of beech and bluebell wood in the Chiltern Hills.  Grim’s Dyke Wood near his...

Species of the Month

Species of the Month – Swift (Apus apus) Look! They’re back! Look! They’ve made it again, Which means the globe’s still working, the Creation’s                      Still waking refreshed, our summer’s Still all to come- Swifts – Ted Hughes   Perhaps the most...

A Thank you from 1st Radnage Scouts

Thanks to a very generous grant from ‘Heart of Bucks’ of the Buckinghamshire Community Foundation, in September 2015 we were able to purchase a new 17 seater Community Minibus. As this is a community minibus and we are able to share it amongst our local youth groups,...

Species of the Month – The Hare

So begins the list of ‘Names of the Hare in English’, a late 13th Century poem from Shropshire – an incantation of 77 names recited to bring the animal under the hunter’s power.
The common, or brown, hare is a special and enigmatic animal woven into the fabric of folklore and mythology, and an unfortunately rare sight across most of the country. Hares declined by 75% in the years after WW2 due to the all too common causes of intensive farming, agrichemicals, removal of shelter hedgerows and general habitat degradation.

Spring Newsletter 2017

Chiltern Rangers Inspiring and Enriching Communities Chiltern Rangers Enhancing Local Environments Chiltern Rangers Inspiring and Enriching Communities Chiltern Rangers Enhancing Local...