West 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: 40P03
This hay meadow next to the River Thames has escaped agricultural improvement through the use of fertilizers, herbicides or through ploughing and reseeding. Consequently it has a rich flora. Such meadows are a national priority for nature conservation.
Wildflowers present in the meadow include great burnet, the unusual adder’s tongue fern, sneezewort and early marsh orchid as well as the more common colourful oxeye daisy and common knapweed. Along an old meandering ditch marsh marigold and ragged robin can be seen. There are good areas of tall wetland habitat along the Thames. Birds seen at this site include skylark and reed bunting. Both are priorities for nature conservation due the rapid and significant declines in their UK populations.