|OS grid reference:||SP 721 215|
|Nearest postcode||HP22 4DE|
|Usual work:||Scrub clearance, coppicing|
Once the hunting ground of medieval kings, Finemere Wood (BBOWT reserve) in Buckinghamshire, is a rich mosaic of woodland wildlife habitats full of birds and butterflies. The tiny goldcrest breeds here alongside three species of woodpeckers. If you are lucky, you may see the magnificent purple emperor butterfly on the main ride in July and August. Since 2005, the reserve has almost doubled in size with the purchase of 32 hectares of adjoining grassland, which will be transformed into species-rich meadows.