South Oxfordshire Parishes
Eye and Dunsden
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: 77H01
This site is large pit next to the Thames where gravel was extracted in the past. The site supports a range of wildfowl that winter in the UK including species such as gadwall which is classed a bird of conservation concern. The value of the site is dependant on the amount of disturbance. This pit is quite large and there are quieter areas and part of the site is divided by off by a thin causeway where scrub has established. The pit is one of the best sites for wildfowl in South Oxfordshire. Some nationally scarce insects have also been recorded here.