Zoo's wildlife etc in Oxfordshire
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Zoos & Wildlife Centres in Oxfordshire

Including Zoos, Wildlife Parks, Birdwatching & Rescue Centres

Oxfordshire Zoos and Wildlife Parks, Birdwatching, Rescue Centres

Warburg Nature Reserve

Berks Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust, Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 6BL
Tel: 01491 642001.
E-mail: bbowt@cix.co.uk     Web: http://www.bbowt.org.uk

Warburg Nature Reserve at Bix Bottom near Henley is home to a spectacular range of wildlife, boasting more than 3,000 species and attracting around 10,000 nature-loving visitors each year. Thanks to support from local charitable trusts, the existing centre has been completely refurbished, with added interpretation boards, wheelchair access and improved facilities.

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Grandpont Park

Whitehouse Road, off Abingdon Road, Oxford
Tel: Parks Services on 01865 252240 (daytime)
E-mail: parks@oxford.gov.uk   Web: www.oxford.gov.uk

The 3 hectares of Grandpont were once the site of the former gas works which were demolished in 1960 the only visible remnant of which is the ornamental rail bridge which was used to carry coal from the main line across the Thames to the furnaces. The area was re-landscaped in 1985 by planting trees and sowing wildflower seed to create a patchwork of shrubberies and hay meadows. The park has matured into an attractive setting for a lunch break and a haven for wildlife - a stone's throw from the City centre. Look out for the Green Woodpeckers which like to forage for insects in the short turf created by the abundant Rabbits. In spring Cowslips flower along the edges of some of the paths and later in the summer look out for the tall pink spikes of Sainfoin near the main entrance. On the South side there is a football pitch, a basketball court and kick-about goals.

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