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.
Farmland Slopes and Valley Sides
Site Code: 44L01
This is the site of old manorial fishponds. The site is now woodland although there is a small lake on the edge of the site. The woodland is mainly broad-leaved and composed of native species although some poplars have been planted. Broadleaved woodland such as this is a national priority for nature conservation.
The canopy is mainly ash trees with a shrub layer of hazel and hawthorn although sycamore is invading. The drier areas have woodland wildflowers such as bluebell and broad-leaved helleborine. There are wet areas along a stream that flows through the site and also a spring. These have tall wetland vegetation with larger sedges and the primeval looking giant horsetail. The site also has large amounts of giant butterbar which looks similar to rhubarb.