Fritillary 11 is the eighth on-line volume of Fritillary. From this page you can download the articles in Fritillary 11 in PDF format .
Fritillary 11 is not yet completed. You may read and download papers from here should you wish. Eventually hard copies of the completed journal will be available.
- Seed viability analysis of a mature Juniperus communis Juniper population in the Chiltern Hills
M. C. Rodgers and M. W. Bulbert
published online October 2022
Summary...Great Britain has only three native conifers and one of these, Juniperus communis, is in serious decline. Understanding what has led to this decline is paramount. We examined seed viability in a mature stand of Juniperus communis ssp. communis on a steeply sloped mature chalk grassland SSSI site in the Chiltern Hills in Oxfordshire, England.
- The House Centipede Scutigera coleoptrata; the conquest of southern England
published online February 2023
Summary...The House Centipede Scutigera coleoptrata is a large and distinctive centipede typically found inside buildings, including houses. It was previously considered very rare in Britain, with just a handful of records between 1883 to the 1990s, with none from the counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. It was first recorded from the three counties in 1998 from High Wycombe (Buckinghamshire), followed by single records in 2016 and 2018, and an unprecedented five records in 2021, a trend reflected across southern England. Although it is likely that ready access to the internet and social media in recent decades has facilitated the recognition and identification of this distinctive species it is suggested that the major contributing factor to this recent increase in observations is climate change which favours this species originally from southern Europe. In order to monitor its increase across Britain it is requested that if this distinctive centipede is encountered that the observation is submitted to the Centipede Recording Scheme.
- The Changing Functions and Perceptions of a Deer Park – the history of deer in the Woodstock Royal Park, later Blenheim Park, from emparking to the present
A. S. Cheke
published online May 2023
Summary...The history of Woodstock Park, renamed Blenheim in 1705, is well documented, but the fortunes of the deer for which it was created have only been covered tangentially, and largely in the medieval period. This paper focuses on the uses, changing status, demise, and recolonisation of the animals themselves in the context of the park’s development and change in function through nine centuries.