The Green Corridor brings wildlife to the town – to your doorstep! Ashford’s rivers are surprisingly natural considering their urban surroundings, and are home for many wild plants and animals. Kingfishers, grass snakes, dragonflies and damselflies can all be seen. Ponds like the one at Bowen’s Field attract amphibians. Singleton Lake is a habitat for wetland birds and bat species, and Buxford Meadow is a diverse area with wet woodland, grassland, pond, millstream and dyke running thorugh it. It hosts a wide range of plants, insects and other species including water voles, although these delightful creatures are hard to spot as they are so secretive! It is because these habitats are so close to where people live that the Green Corridor has been designated as a Local Nature Reserve.