Milham Ford Nature Park
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Updated 19 October 2014
Plan of the Park
Roundworm eggs in dogs' faeces can survive for up to 5 years in the soil. Ingesting even just small particles of soil contaminated by dog faeces can cause toxocariasis, which can lead to blindness, as with the toddler who lost the sight of an eye (click here) and a woman who had to have an eye removed 30 years after becoming infected (click here).
Fouling by dogs is an
increasing problem in the Park - click
Please don't bring any plants from your garden ponds to Milham Ford Park, no matter how attractive you might think they would be there - see 'Be Plant Wise' article.
Some pond plants can be so invasive, they have been banned by DEFRA - click here.
Appeal against refusal by Oxford City Council of 2nd application for consent for a housing development close to the Park
Planning Application 13/02630/FUL
The Planning Inspector's refusal was based on the detrimental effect this development would have on the low-density sylvan character of Headington Hill Conservation Area.
Marston Wildlife Group, Milham Ford Nature Park
and New Marston Meadows websites
There are problems with updating these Virgin Media websites because of software incompatibility following changes that Virgin Media have made to its system. This update has been uploaded thanks to much appreciated help from George Cox, who used an alternative method beyond the capabilities of the Webmaster!
For the technically minded (and interested)
details of the problems can be found here.
Oxford City Council
on Thursday, 28 August 2014
Volunteer with Carl Whitehead, Park Ranger
A great deal of very useful work was done by Carl and his team. This was much appreciated by the New Marston Wildlife Group. For slideshow click here
Judy Webb clearing Great Willowherb
For Picasa slideshow, click here.
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Seed Collecting and
Members of Friends of Lye Valley & Rock Edge and Fiona Tavner from Oxford Friends of the Earth joined New Marston Wildlife Group members in the seed collection. Peter Somogyi brought along a colleague and two students from Oxford University's Anatomical Neuropharmacology Unit, who gave much-appreciated help with clearing the excessive growth of some plants.
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Photo by Judy Webb
Future NMWG events
The Wildlife of the Park - Past, Present and Future: a talk given by Dr Judy Webb at the New Marston Wildlife Group 2012 AGM.
List of bees found in the park pdf
Fungi - information including links to a list of species and a slideshow of photos.
Flora and fauna - slideshows
Judy Webb's involvement with Milham Ford Nature Park
23 January 2014