About the Trap Grounds

The Trap Grounds Town Green & Local Wildlife Site in north Oxford lies immediately south of the Frenchay Road canal bridge (nearest postcode OX2 6TF). An information board on the towpath marks the entrance to three acres of reed bed and seven acres of woodland, grassland, stream, and ponds. The site (open to visitors 24/7) is owned by Oxford City Council and managed for conservation, recreation, and education by the Friends of the Trap Grounds, a group of local volunteers. For more information about current events and activities, the history and wildlife status of the site, and our campaign to save it as a Town Green, visit You can also contact the Secretary via the website.

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Saturday, February 29, 2020

Signs of spring at the Trap Grounds today.

Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob

Friday, February 14, 2020

Nicola has been photographing patterns on the TG recently. Can anyone identify any of these lichens?

Linda Losito managed to identify this fungus as 'Witches' Butter' (Tremella mesenterica), previously recorded on Shotover and at Radley Lakes.