Letcombe-Bassett - bit less greyWild Oxfordshire is a local conservation charity with a vision for Oxfordshire’s environment to be healthy, sustainable and rich in nature for the benefit and enjoyment of all.

Oxfordshire’s nature is under pressure.  Many wildlife habitats and the species that depend on them have suffered huge historic losses, especially due to land use changes and pollution.  But in recent years, where there has been targetted work, we have started to see a recovery, giving the prospect of a future where our natural environment is richer than it has been in the past and where wildlife can adapt to the impacts of climate change.

Passionate ecologist and one of  Wild Oxfordshire’s founders,  Dr Buxton said, “The aim of Wild Oxfordshire is to be the mortar between the bricks – to add value rather than to duplicate the work of our partners , to encourage working towards a shared vision for the county and to promote networking and sharing of information”

 Uniquely, our focus is on bringing organisations and community groups together to work collaboratively and make this vision a reality. Wild Oxfordshire was established nearly 25 years ago and we have 2 members of staff, supported by committed trustees.

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Dragonflies... ... See MoreSee Less

Summer is prime dragonfly-spotting time! These beautiful creatures thrive in the sunshine, and on a warm sunny day, you’ll find them racing over water or flitting across a meadow. Sadly, dragonflies are declining rapidly due to habitat loss - you can do your bit to help them by creating a pond in your garden, or joining our Dragonfly League on the South Downs. Find out how you can help here: nattru.st/4zphi

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Swallows socialising and feeding, gathering in ever increasing flocks before starting their migration to South Africa for the winter. ... See MoreSee Less

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Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme ... See MoreSee Less

On Monday our contractors, Team Van Ord, will begin our next set of ground investigations. They will spend around 5 weeks doing surveys, digging boreholes and creating pits along the route of the scheme, to help us plan for how we will construct the scheme. The investigations will tell us more about the ecology of the area and if there are any areas of archeological interest. The findings will help us make final adjustments to the route, plan for construction materials, and give us a better idea of what the scheme will look like when it is built. This photo shows the ground investigations which we did in 2015, which gave us information to help plan for the route of the scheme.

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