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Events in May 2024

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Sun, May 5th 2024(1 event)

Sun, May 5th 2024

Foxholes is a remnant of the historic Wychwood Forest. It includes an extensive acid cap, and slopes down over lime-rich clays towards the River Evenlode. The Bluebells of this ancient semi-natural woodland should be in full flight, with other notable species such as Herb Paris, Wood Sorrel, Wood Goldilocks and Early Purple Orchids. This woodland is an SSSI under the name of Bould Wood, it has some oak standards with hazel coppice and also area planted with Beech, Hornbeam and Lime. It is notable for the wide variety of unusual fungi and butterflies. It can be very muddy even in May so good footwear is essential. Grid ref. SP254206. Parking at Bruern Farms Café and shop, OX7 6QE see

If you would like to stay for lunch, please let Sue know by Sunday 28th April.

Mon, May 6th 2024
Tue, May 7th 2024(1 event)

Tue, May 7th 2024

Warburg Memorial Lecture – Joint with BBOWT

High Park is part of Blenheim Park near Woodstock in Oxfordshire. This strictly private area has the greatest concentration of large ancient oaks in Europe. The speaker recorded these oaks for the Ancient Tree Inventory (ATI) and organised a comprehensive survey of the biodiversity of the site, of which little was known due to limitations of access. A five year survey found 4,100 species across all major taxonomic groups. The lecture gives an overview of the results and highlights the unique value for biodiversity of ancient oaks, for which Britain has Europe-wide prime responsibility.

Aljos Farjon, now an Honorary Research Associate with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, worked there and at the Universities of Oxford and Utrecht as a specialist on conifers of world-reknown. After retirement he took on the study of ancient oaks and their ecology. He has published over 170 articles and papers and 15 books on these subjects. Originally from the Netherlands, he lives in Brentford near Kew Gardens.

Oxford Road
Oxford, OX5 1AB
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