The following wildlife habitats fall within this parish. They are listed according to their associated landscape type or local character area.
If you want more information about any of the sites of special scientific interest (SSSIs) listed below, take a look at English Nature's Nature on the Map website. It may also be possible to find out a bit more about the unnamed wildlife habitats in the parish by contacting the Thames Valley Environmental Records Centre (firstname.lastname@example.org) and quoting the site code next to the habitat description.
The majority of these wildlife habitats are on private land and access to them is not possible without permission of the landowner, unless there is a statutory right of way. However, many wildlife habitats in the county are open to the public. More information on these can be obtained from the Oxfordshire Nature Conservation Forum.
Site Code: 43G04
Grid Ref: SP424335
This site is an area of wet grassland next to the River Swere. The grassland found here is described as semi-improved because it is not as rich as sites that have completely escaped agricultural improvement through the use of fertilizers and herbicides or through ploughing and reseeding. There are good remnants of a richer flora and this type of grassland is a national priority for nature conservation.
Wildflowers found here include ragged robin, marsh marigold and greater bird’s-foot trefoil. Wetland wildflowers next to the river include purple loosestrife and yellow flag iris. The beautiful demoiselle damselfly, which is rare in Oxfordshire, has been recorded along the Swere at this site.