Fungal forays are undertaken during the autumn and early winter. The Barton Fields Green Team undertakes annual surveys of the Willow Carr at the western end of Barton Fields. Recent surveys have also been held in Oxford University's Harcourt Arboretum, Bagley Wood, Stoke Wood nr. Stoke Lyne and Foxcombe Wood.
Surveys of the Wildflower meadow estabilshed at Barton Fields have show that the introduced plants have increased in abundance, and many other plants have colonised naturally. Tall growing herbs and tall grasses which once dominated have practically disappeared, allowing low-growing flowering plants to thrive. The enhanced plant diversity in the wildflower meadow, is reflected in the greater number of grassland butterflies in these areas compared with the un-enhanced mid-field area.
Orchids around the A34 Hinksey Interchange
Michael Bloom has published a report on his work surveying and conserving the Pyramidal and other orchid species growing on roadside verges at the Hinksey Hill Interchange in Oxford and surrounding areas. Read the report © ANHSO…