Vale of White Horse Parishes
Fyfield and Tubney
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: 40K01
This site is a large area of ancient woodland which means that is has been continuously wooded for at least 400 years. However much of the site has been replanted this century with conifers. There are good remnants of old broadleaved woodland and open woodland tracks that support a good variety of woodland plants and animals. Such woodland is a national priority for nature conservation.
This broadleaved woodland has a mixed canopy of oak, ash, birch, cherry, filed maple and beech. On the ground there are carpets of bluebells. Other woodland wildflowers include wood anemone, common spotted orchid and primrose. On the acidic sandy soils wildflowers such as tormentil, foxglove and heath speedwell can be seen. There are ponds and marshy areas within the wood with wetland species such as marsh valerian. Some uncommon insects and mosses have been recorded at this site. Butterflies recorded here include green hairstreak, white admiral and dark green fritillary.