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: 69T09
Area: 2.2 ha
A line of spring rise at this site which supports a variety of wetland habitats. These include small areas of fen which are found amongst taller wetland vegetation. Both habitats are national priorities for nature conservation.
The fen areas are richest in wildflowers including fen bedstraw, yellow loosestrife and creeping jenny. Orchids have been seen here in the past. In the taller wetland vegetation willowherb has become increasingly dominant over the years, which is often a sign of drying out. In the south of the site there are more wetland species such as reeds and marsh marigold in open areas amongst willows which have established in this part of the site. A number of rare and uncommon invertebrates have been recorded here.