Vale of White Horse 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: 49B01
These are a group of three meadows that lie next to a stream. Two of the fields have ridges and furrows, which is a sign of medieval ploughing but also a sign of a lack of disturbance in recent times. The meadows are traditionally managed for hay and as pasture and have escaped agricultural improvement through the use of fertilizers and herbicides. Meadows such as this are a national priority for nature conservation.
The meadows are rich in wildflowers including many cowslips, yellow rattle and the colourful meadow crane’s-bill and oxeye daisy. The meadows are bordered by species rich hedgerows. Good numbers of birds and butterflies can be seen in the meadows. Brown hare, a national priority species due to the decline in its numbers, was seen during the last survey.