Redstone Marsh Local Nature Reserve
Redstone Marsh is a 7 hectare (17 acres) Local Nature Reserve situated 1km south of the centre of Stourport-on-Severn, on the west bank of the River Severn, National Grid Reference SO 81081 70427. The site is facilitated by a car park, which is located on The Rough, Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire, DY13 OLD.
Redstone LNR consists of two distinct habitats, effectively divided by a footpath which runs northwest to southeast. The eastern section is characterised by low-lying marshland, wet woodland and wet meadows. Animals of particular interest found in the marsh habitat include; grass snakes, slow worms, frogs and toads. Typical flora of this habitat include; marsh marigold, yellow flag iris and valerian, as well as willow and alder. The marsh is periodically grazed by our Shetland cattle as part of the management objective; to enhance the quality of the marshland. The western section consists of a smaller area of dry woodland and scrub.
The dryer scrub and wooded areas of the site are widely used for recreation by local residents; the marshland, however, is largely inaccessible due to its wet nature.
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