Promoting the study and enjoyment of natural history in Oxfordshire
Welcome to the Ashmolean Natural History Society of Oxfordshire. The main Society provides walks and talks but does much of its work through its special interest groups.
The Rare Plants Group was set up in 1994 to prevent extinction of wild plants in Oxfordshire. During 2013 it was reconstituted as the Oxfordshire Flora Group, doing work on rare plants, as before, but with a widened remit
The Education Group runs courses in plant identification and related topics
First published in 1990, this journal continues the traditions of the Society with scientific articles of a high academic standard, reporting results from local botanical and zoological surveys and experimental projects. It is published as a joint venture with BBOWT
Members of the Society’s Verge Survey Group have been recording the flora of verges in Oxfordshire for over 20 years. Nearly 500 species have been found. The Society’s work has contributed to the County Council’s designation of verges of interest as nature reserves, and to the site records at the Thames Valley Environmental Records Centre