ⓘ Streatley Warren is a 31.3-hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest west of Streatley in Berkshire. It is in the North Wessex Downs, which is an A ..

                                     

ⓘ Streatley Warren

Streatley Warren is a 31.3-hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest west of Streatley in Berkshire. It is in the North Wessex Downs, which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

                                     

1. History

There is evidence discovered that the terracing formed on the site is of Iron Age creation, when an archaeological dig was started on the site in 1948. It is also believed that Romans continued to use this land for farming. During medieval times the land was used for farming rabbits.

                                     

2. Fauna

The site has the following fauna:

Birds

  • Grey partridge
  • Yellowhammer
  • Northern lapwing
  • Lesser whitethroat
  • Eurasian skylark
  • Willow warbler
  • Raven
  • Red kite
  • Eurasian blackcap
  • Fieldfare
                                     

3. Flora

The site has the following flora:

Plants

  • Koeleria macrantha
  • Gymnadenia conopsea
  • Asperula cynanchica
  • Scabiosa columbaria
  • Bromus erectus
  • Linum catharticum
  • Briza media
  • Plantago media
  • Festuca rubra
  • Gentianella amarella
  • Gentianella anglica
  • Carex flacca
  • Coeloglossum
  • Pimpinella saxifraga
  • Campanula rotundifolia
  • Helictotrichon pratense
  • Filipendula vulgaris
  • Cirsium acaule
  • Festuca ovina
  • Leontodon hispidus
  • Origanum vulgare
  • Centaurea nigra
  • Thymus praecox
  • Anthyllis vulneraria
  • Sanguisorba minor
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