Situated on the Eastern edge of Frome, Somerset is this unique wetland nature reserve locally managed and funded by ASDA Stores Ltd. This is a fabulous wetland nature reserve near the heart of the market town of Frome. It is located on the western side of the ASDA store heading back towards Frome. Find us on Facebook for regular updates at Rodden Nature Reserve.

Below part 1 of another fabulous video produced by local wildlife videographer © Richard Downes.

Frosty scenes at the beginning of December - looks like that's it for the rest of this year!

Cowslip, Little Egret, Wood Mouse, Chiff Chaff, Toad - April 2016 © Eve Tigwell

Reed Warbler, Common Sandpiper  © Jenny Vickers                     April 2016                                                              Otters  © Bryan Pinchen

Clearly demonstrating why bullfinches are not very popular with fruit growers!!

April 2016   © Jenny Vickers

March 2016 © Jenny Vickers

March 2016


Above regulars kingfisher, grey heron and otter.


Left brief return of a pair of goosanders - male on left, female sitting down.



© Jenny Vickers


February 2016


Early spring flowers - in February.....


Cuckoo flower/Lady's Smock/Milkmaids (left), Coltsfoot (below left), Lesser Celandine (right)


And the refreshed willow viewing screen in the North meadow :-



A magnificient heron....





...and lots of wibbly-wobbly frogspawn!!



© Eve Tigwell


January 2016


A known regular but elusive visitor caught in the act - of fishing...



© Eve Tigwell

Female goosander                             © Jenny Vickers