One of the aims of the Society is to use our collective expertise to add to, and enhance, knowledge of the local flora and fauna and to this end we have taken part in several projects over the years.
This project set out to encourage any member, who was interested in taking part, to adopt a tetrad, usually near their home or favourite stomping ground. A tetrad is a 2km x 2km square as seen on Ordnance Survey maps using the National Grid. Those participating then collect records of all flora and fauna spotted within this area and submit the records annually to the Society’s collators of tetrad records. These records are then submitted to the County Environmental Record Office. See the Tetrads page for more details.
The Hazeley Wood Project
Hazeley Wood is a 10.6ha area of plantation woodland established in 1991 on a former wheat field. The Society has been involved in studying the wood as it has developed and has produced a number of Reports detailing ecological changes that have occurred over time.
Members of the Society, together with members of the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT), the Mammal Society and the Peoples Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) have been involved in a project to introduce Dormice to Little Linford Wood. Details of the Wood are given in the Around MK menu. Details of the Dormouse Project are given in the Projects section.