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.
Wooded Pasture Valleys and Slopes
Site Code: 44B01
This site has a good mixture of habitats. The southern area includes a disused railway and old quarry. Here rough grassland and limestone grassland are found along with scrub, patches of rosebay willowherb and a small ash and conifer plantation. Limestone grassland is a national priority for nature conservation. Further north there are pasture fields with some wet marshy areas. At the northern end there is a pond surrounded by tall wetland vegetation. This type of wetland is also a national priority for nature conservation.
Limestone grassland wildflowers recorded here include kidney vetch, rock-rose and sainfoin. A good variety of butterflies can be seen here including marbled white, small heath and common blue. Damselflies and dragonflies are a common sight at pond.