Milton Keynes Natural History Society is celebrating MK50 with a number of special events and activities which are open to everyone.
If you missed our wonderful photographic exhibition at MK Library earlier this year, fear not – you have another chance to see it in all its glory! The fabulous banner, displaying beautiful photographs taken by many Society members, is now on display at The Parks Trust’s Howe Park Wood Visitor Centre.
The exhibition will be housed here until at least January 2018 and hopefully beyond. The Visitor Centre and café are open 9am-3pm on weekdays and from 9am-4pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
Wildlife Sites: Self-Guided Nature Walks
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.
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)
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!
Milton Keynes Festival of Nature 1-8 July 2017
This 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
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.
Guided Walk at Willen Lake, 7pm on 4 July 2017
Join us for an evening Guided Walk at Willen Lake, 7pm on 4 July.
Photographic Exhibition 30 June – 30 July 2017
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.
You can also see some of our members’ wonderful photographs in our Gallery pages.