Bringing Flowers Back – Floral Recovery in Oxfordshire

Native plants are going extinct from Oxfordshire at a rate of about one a year, with many more species on the brink. Volunteer Flora Guardians co-ordinated by the Oxfordshire Flora Group monitor vulnerable species and manage their habitat. Increasingly seed is collected, plants are propagated, recovery plans written, and experiments and translocations are carried out to study and restore endangered native populations.

Harvesting Historica Data

Species location data from a county flora of 1794 has been transcribed into excel by volunteers of the Oxfordshire Flora Group. This gives a picture of the loss and decline of species from the county. Plans are being developed to scan and transcribe the much larger Flora of Oxfordshire by G C Druce (1927). Help will be needed.