Thursday, 15 November 2007

A frosty morning at Rushy Platt Nature Reserve

The River Ray
One of Swindon's two small rivers - the other being the river Cole

Rushy Platt Nature Reserve - managed by Wiltshire Wildlife Trust

A unique wetland site and remnant of marshland that once covered most of south Swindon. The river Ray runs through its centre and it is the home of the water vole, reed warbler, great crested newts, toads and frogs. In the summer, wetland flowers such as common valerian flourish.