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Flora and fauna

We shine a spotlight on one of the many different flora and fauna featured in our human sundial in our regular news updates.

The Grey Heron

The stately and solitary Grey Heron (Ardea Cinerea) is one of the UK’s biggest and most unmistakable birds, and is a familiar sight to Osney residents. 

Weeping Willow

These beautiful and fascinating trees with their dreamy, drooping branches and elongated leaves are instantly recognisable.  

Freshwater shrimp

The Freshwater Shrimp, Gammarus pulex, is one of those fairly self-explanatory names for a creature – simply a shrimp that lives in fresh water.  


Kingfishers (Alcedo atthis) are small bright blue and orange birds which can be spotted near slow moving or still water. 

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