HAMPSHIRE'S wildlife trust has issued a plea for old photos of one of the county's most recently-named nature reserves.

Fishlake Meadows, in Romsey, became a reserve thanks to a partnership with Test Valley Borough Council and Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust.

Now, staff looking after the nature reserve say that they hope old images of the area could help in the search for vital information about the landscape and habitats at the wildlife haven.

The wildlife trust say these images could then help inform the efforts of the team and volunteers to look after the wildlife there today.

The trust also hopes to use the photos to help celebrate the heritage of the site in future projects.

Jo Armson, wildlife trust reserves officer, said: "Fishlake Meadows has long been a much-loved wild place, but we know it's evolved quite a lot over the years.

"We would love to see any images local people have of the landscape and habitats there, which would help us to understand more about how it has changed."

Fishlake Meadows supports more than 175 species, including hunting osprey and the cuckoo.

It's also home to otter, water vole and 24 different species of dragonfly. The reserve is managed by the wildlife trust on behalf of Test Valley Borough Council.

Anyone with photos they are happy to share for the wildlife trust to use can email the photos to jo.armson@hiwwt.org.uk.