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: 32J02
This site consists of a series of ponds, wet woodland, drier mixed broadleaved woodland and tall wetland vegetation. All these habitats are national nature conservation priorities. One of the ponds has been colonised by willows and another has large amounts of bulrush. Reeds fringe the open water of the northernmost pond.
The site has a good variety of wetland and wet woodland wildflowers including marsh marigold, ragged robin and twayblade, which is a green flowered orchid. There is also a rich variety of aquatic plants. The pond and stream have a population of white-clawed crayfish, which are now very rare and a national priority for nature conservation. Kingfisher, great spotted woodpecker and green woodpecker nest here while bullfinches, another national priority species, have been heard singing.