Fritillary 7


Fritillary 7


Photo – Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary
by (c) Jim Asher

Fritillary 7 is the fourth on-line volume of Fritillary. From this page you can download the articles in Fritillary 7 in PDF format .

If, however, you would like a bound paper copy (A4 format, price £6.50) you can still get one by contacting Fritillary Orders.If you want to assemble your own booklet of the complete Fritillary 7, we have provided a PDF version of the cover for you. The papers all appear here in the correct order.


  1. Cover
  2. Editorial
    F H Watkins and D Lewis
  3. Introduction
    F H Watkins
  4. A History of Recording Bog Mosses in Berkshire with selected Site Descriptions
    A. Sanders
    For a paper recently submitted for consideration to the Journal of Bryology, based on the author’s dissertation for an MSc in Biological Recording from the University of Birmingham, he looked at the different methods of detecting change in species distribution over time in relation to bog mosses (Sphagnum spp.) in Vice County 22 (Berkshire). In this paper he gives a brief overview of the history of recording bryophytes (mosses and liverworts) in Berkshire and go on to describe some of the sites he has surveyed, the Sphagnum species to be found there and any changes that have taken place over the known recorded history.
  5. Environmental factors and the distribution of reptiles at Lye Valley, Oxford
    S. Pickles
    This paper reports on a study undertaken in the Lye Valley, Oxford, to understand some of the environmental variables which affect reptile populations and thus know better how to conserve them.
  6. Walking back in Time: Conservation in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, 1942-65, from the Diaries of Charles Elton
    K. J. Kirby
    The diaries of Charles Elton, a father of community ecology, give details of over 300 visits in the counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire between 1940 and 1965 (excluding those made to Wytham Woods near Oxford that are reported separately). The entries illustrate the changes that took place in the countryside in the post-war period; the idiosyncrasies of protected site selection at that time; and some of the management challenges that had to be overcome. Though inevitably a partial record they provide insights relevant to modern conservation. Modern conservationists should ensure that at least the equivalent record is passed on to future generations.
  7. My years as County Recorder
    H. J. Killick
    The author describes some of the highlights of his tenure of the post of vice-county recorder of Oxfordshire.
  8. The evolution of the Ashmolean Natural History Society 1880-1901
    M. Price
    In 1880, a new scientific society, the Oxfordshire Natural History and Field Club was formed in Oxford. In 1901
    this Society was amalgamated, for expedient reasons, with an Oxford University based society, The Ashmolean
    Society, founded in 1828. In 1901 the two societies were integrated and re-named, to become the current
    Ashmolean Natural History Society of Oxfordshire.
  9. The History and Plant Ecology of Hinksey Meadow
    T. J. King
    The Oxfordshire Flora Group has counted Fritillary plants (Fritillaria meleagris) on Hinksey Meadow (13 ha), owned and managed by the Oxford Preservation Trust, since 2003. A survey of the rest of the vegetation confirms that this is an historic flood meadow with 7 ha of a species-rich and diverse MG4a plant community. This makes an important contribution to the total area of this community in the UK.The baseline data in this paper will allow changes to the management or disturbance, such as the Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme, to be closely monitored.