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.
Wooded Estate Slopes and Valley Sides
Site Code: 68M03
Area: 1.8 ha
Berins Hill Bank SSSI
Warren Bank is a small bank of chalk grassland located in the southern Chilterns. Chalk Grassland is now mainly restricted to steep banks such as this and is a national priority for nature conservation.
The grassland is rich in wildflowers. These include several species of orchid, autumn gentian and cowslip. There are dense patches of scrub at the edge and scattered bushes in the grassland. Careful management prevents the grassland being taken over by scrub.
Site Code: 68M01
Area: 3.1 ha
Warren Bank SSSI
Warren Bank is a bank of chalk grassland located in the southern Chilterns. Chalk Grassland is now mainly restricted to steep banks such as this and is a national priority for nature conservation.
Typically for chalk grassland there is a high abundance of small colourful wildflowers. These include rock-rose, horseshoe vetch, bee orchid and autumn gentian. The edges of the site have hawthorn, hazel and dogwood scrub. The site provides good habitat for insects. Butterflies seen here include green hairstreak, dark green fritillary and marbled white. The great green bush cricket is also present.