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.
Site Code: 43B03
This site lies in the valley of the River Swere. It has a range of national priority habitats including wildflower rich grassland, wetland vegetation along the River and in an old river channel, and long established broadleaved woodland composed of mixture of native trees and shrubs including oak, field maple and hazel.
The grassland near the Swere has not been agriculturally improved through the use of fertilizers and herbicides or through ploughing and reseeding. There are wet areas with rushes and marsh marigold. Other grassland wildflowers include devil’s-bit scabious and betony. There is also a bank of grassland on the northern arm of the site. The uncommon wood club rush is found in the wetland area in the old river channel. The woodland is quite wet in places as indicated by the presence of bugle and the primeval looking giant horsetail.