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Swallowfield Meadow
Swallowfield meadow Local nature reserve May 2017.jpg
Type Local Nature Reserve
Location Swallowfield, Berkshire
OS grid SU 726 647
Area 0.7 hectares (1.7 acres)
Managed by Swallowfield Parish Council

Swallowfield Meadow is a 0.7-hectare (1.7-acre) Local Nature Reserve in Swallowfield, south of Reading in Berkshire. It is owned and managed by Swallowfield Parish Council.

Geography and site

The reserve features meadows, native hedgerows, a small copse, ditches and seasonal ponds as well as the meadows themselves.

History

The area that is now the meadow was transferred to the Parish Council in the mid-1990s when houses were being built in the village. Before then the area had been a coal yard.

On 15 July 2003 the area was officially designated as a Local Nature Reserve.

Fauna

The site has the following fauna:

Mammals

  • European water vole

Flora

The site has the following flora:

Trees

Plants

  • Leucanthemum vulgare
  • Knautia arvensis
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