Wytham Woods is one of the most studied piece of woodland on Earth. From birds to badgers, grasses to trees; almost every aspect of this beautiful bastion of English countryside has gone under the microscope, contributing to decades of cutting-edge scientific research at the University of Oxford. Wytham is truly the laboratory with leaves.
The quintillions (yes, that’s a number) of creepy-crawlies on earth are the foundation of biology, but with so many species very little is known about even the most familiar of British insects. Lifting up bark, stomping through grass and peeking under leaves, researchers in Wytham Woods are out to change that - even if it means licking a ladybird!