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 www.trap-grounds.org.uk. You can also contact the Secretary via the website.
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Saturday, March 21, 2020
Caught on Nicola's camera: a magnificent Sparrowhawk, just minutes after mating in a tall tree on the Trap Grounds.
Sparrowhawk, Trap Grounds (Nicola Devine, 7 March 2020)