South Oxfordshire Parishes
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: 60K01
Spartum Fen SSSI
Spartum Fen is one a group of important fen sites found in Oxfordshire. The fen habitat is found in open areas within wet alder and willow woodland. There are also two ponds in the site which are rich plants that live in or at the margins of water. There is also an area of drier long established oak woodland. All these habitats are national priorities for nature conservation.
In the fen, amongst uncommon rushes and sedges, marsh orchids, fragrant orchid, marsh helleborine and marsh lousewort are found. Under the wet woodland there is an abundance of tall sedges. The uncommon violet helleborine is found in the drier woodland. Many rare and uncommon invertebrates have been recorded at Spartum Fen.