Claydon with Clattercot
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 (email@example.com) 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.
Upstanding Village Farmlands
Site Code: 44P01
This site is a feeder reservoir for the Oxford Canal. There are some wetland plants at the edge including meadowsweet, gypsywort and an uncommon sedge. There are also many willows at the edge of the reservoir.
Dragonflies and damselflies are a regular sight at the reservoir. The scarce ruddy darter dragonfly has been seen here. Some other scarce insects have also been recorded. The area at the inlet is considered the best area of habitat. The reservoir is also a valuable stopping off point for migrating wildfowl in an area where there are few sizeable areas of open water.
Site Code: 45K01
This is a section of disused railway which has areas of scrub habitat along with rough wet grassland. Scrub is an uncommon habitat throughout much of Oxfordshire and provides important habitat for birds. The Cherwell Biodiversity Action Plan recognises the importance of scrub as there are especially few areas of scrub in the District. Without management scrub develops into woodland as trees establish which has happened on parts of this site.