West Oxfordshire Parishes
Filkins and Broughton Poggs
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 (email@example.com) 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: 20H01
This field slopes gently down to the Broadwell Brook and becomes increasingly wet the nearer you get to the stream. The field has not been treated with fertilizers and herbicides and it has not been ploughed and reseeded or intensively farmed. Consequently it is rich in grassland and wetland wildflowers. This habitat is a national priority for nature conservation.
With this field being wet it is the more marshy type of grassland habitat that is present where there is an abundance of sedges and rushes. Amongst the wildflowers that can be seen here are many early and southern marsh orchids as well as pepper saxifrage and adder’s-tongue fern. Along the willow-lined Broadwell Brook, marsh marigold and yellow flag iris can be seen. The field is managed by grazing with cattle.