This week has seen the launch at Blenheim Palace of a landmark publication that captures the current state of the county's nature.
Inspired by the national State of Nature, this report has been two years in development and includes a marvellous compendium of facts, figures and case studies, contributed by numerous individuals and organisations.
The report's overall findings are that sadly the overall trend is towards loss and decline in nature, especially for farmland and woodland wildlife, but it also gives clear direction on the way forward needed to reverse this trend and highlights the action required across many sectors.
Essential reading for anyone with an interest and concern for nature in Oxfordshire, it is also beautifully produced and includes images taken by many local photographers.
Led by Wild Oxfordshire, the report is available in two formats on the Wild Oxfordshire website - a Highlights report and Full report. Do look at both. The Full report in particular is a great source of information about who is doing what, and where. The Oxford Mail has given it some great coverage.
If you don't have time to start reading the reports today please do have a look at this four minute film.