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: 39C01
This site is a small area of ancient woodland which means it has been continuously wooded since 1600AD. It is particularly important for the presence of wet woodland which is a national priority for nature conservation. Wet woodland is rare in Oxfordshire and there are a number of sites in this part of the county.
The wet woodland is a mixture of alder, birch and willows. There is also a large native black poplar which is an uncommon sight. The wet woodland has areas of tall sedges and a variety of wetland wildflowers including marsh valerian, marsh bedstraw and cuckooflower. In the drier areas ash is the main tree and there is dense blackthorn scrub. On the ground there is much dog’s mercury along with primrose and enchanter’s nightshade.