Oxhey Park

Nature - Oxhey Park

Oxhey Park is designated as a County Wildlife Site. This is given to the most important wildlife sites across Hertfordshire. The River Colne runs through this large park of amenity grassland and scattered trees.

The river supports good marginal vegetation with substantial beds of reed sweet-grass, branched bur-reed, unbranched bur-reed, common club-rush and bullrushes.

Towards Bushey Arches is an area known as The Dell which supports secondary broadleaved woodland of ash, sycamore, elm and horse chestnut. There is a scrubby sub-canopy of elder, elm, hawthorn, ash and sycamore and a ground flora that includes dogs mercury, wood avens and a variety of woodland grasses.

Birds of the park include: great and blue tits, jays, greater-spotted woodpecker, grey wagtail and kingfisher. Other wildlife: on summer evenings pipistrelle bats can be seen feeding in the park.

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