MK50

Milton Keynes Natural History Society is celebrating MK50 with a number of special events and activities which are open to everyone.

Wildlife Sites: Self-Guided Nature Walks

Grey Heron with Rudd by Harry Appleyard, Tattenhoe Linear Park 31 July 2016

Grey Heron with Rudd by Harry Appleyard, Tattenhoe Linear Park 31 July 2016

If you would like to explore some of the excellent wildlife sites in and around Milton Keynes, go to our wildlife sites page.

We have put together downloadable self-guided walks, with information about what you may see, for three sites where you can find a rich variety of wildlife: Walton Lake,Tattenhoe and the Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon Walk

This is an excellent site for Damselflies, Dragonflies and Butterflies. It is a large area and a number of walks are possible. This suggested route is fairly short but will enable you to sample what the site has to offer and could take more than an hour on a warm, sunny afternoon.

Click here for the Self-Guided walk
Click here for more details about the Blue Lagoon

Tattenhoe Walk

Tattenhoe is a great place to find wildlife, with a wide variety of habitats including a brook, hedgerows and woodland that provide homes for an increasingly large range of species. This route has been designed to enable you to sample these habitats and should take about an hour, (1.7 miles)

Click here for the Self-Guided walk
Click here for more details about Tattenhoe

Walton Lake Walk

A lake with a substantial reed-bed which attracts a good range of birdlife. This walk is a figure of eight which is less than a mile, but how long it takes will depend on how often you stop en route to watch the wildlife!

Click here for the Self-Guided walk
Click here for more details about Walton Lake

Past Events

Milton Keynes Festival of Nature 1-8 July 2017

MK Festival of Nature logo colour pngThis is a special week-long programme of activities to celebrate the beautiful and inspiring wildlife found in the green spaces of Milton Keynes. The Society is one of the partners in the organisation of this festival.

Click on the MK Festival of Nature logo for more information. You can also download the Festival of Nature booklet describing all the events here.

Nature Day on Saturday 1 July 2017

Howe Park Wood Nature Day by Julie Lane 1 July 2016

Howe Park Wood Nature Day by Julie Lane 1 July 2016

Meet us at the Nature Day on Saturday 1 July at Howe Park Wood where there will be a range of nature-based activities for all the family. Click here for more details.

You should also look at the MK Festival of Nature website to see what other events are taking place.

 

This work has been supported by funding from MK Community Foundation. MK Community Foundation logo

Guided Walk at Willen Lake, 7pm on 4 July 2017

Willen Lake by Ann Strutton

Willen Lake by Ann Strutton

Join us for an evening Guided Walk at Willen Lake, 7pm on 4 July.

For further information see our programme and for details of other events during the Festival, please go to the Festival of Nature website.

Photographic Exhibition 30 June- 30 July 2017

Hoverflies by Mark Strutton. 3 July 2016

Hoverflies by Mark Strutton. 3 July 2016

The Society will be holding a photographic exhibition on the Wildlife of Milton Keynes between the 30 June- 30 July 2017 at the Central Library, First Floor

The exhibition is of photographs taken by members of the Society, showcasing the wonderful range of wildlife that can be seen in and around Milton Keynes throughout the year.

 

MK Community Foundation logoThis work has been supported by funding from MK Community Foundation. 

You can also see some of our members’ wonderful photographs in our Gallery pages.