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: 41F01
These meadows have escaped agricultural improvement through the use of herbicides and fertilizers or through ploughing and reseeding. The meadows are grazed by cattle and, although not as rich as hay meadows, they still support and good variety of meadowland wildflowers. Meadows such as this are a national priority for nature conservation.
Wildflowers found here include devil’s-bit scabious and pignut with ragged robin and cuckooflower in the wetter areas. A pond in the northern field supports ivy-leaved water crowfoot which is the only place in Oxfordshire that it is found. The meadows have good thick species-rich hedgerows.