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Brilliant Volunteers

As I have noted many times on this blog, Blashford Lakes would not be anything like as good a site without the invaluable input from our great volunteer team. 651 more words

Progress Against an Invader

Thursday at Blashford is volunteer day and we had a good turn out of fourteen for our first Himalayan balsam pull of the year. After many years of pulling this plant we have very significantly reduced the population and it is nowhere the dominant plant. 371 more words

Practical Day 20th May in Nutclough Woods

Dave Wilson, Calderdale Countryside Area Manager, will be leading a practical day in Nutclough Woods on Saturday 20th May, meeting at the Keighley Road entrance at 10:30am… 107 more words

Friends Of Nutclough Woods

Tackling invasive species to protect our natural environment

It’s Invasive Species Week, and organisations from around the country are raising awareness on an important in the conservation of nature.  In this blog, James Tomlinson, a placement student from our nature conservation team, discusses the impact of invasive species on the National Trust’s work. 558 more words

National Trust

The Himalayan Balsam Scourge Begins Again (3 images)

Himalayan Balsam is poking its leaves above ground now; the marsh cattle will soon be feasting on this very prolific and invasive plant.

In the UK, the Himalayan Balsam plant was first introduced in 1839 at the same time as… 242 more words

Wilden Marsh Nature Reserve

Some Luxembourgish Insects

Insects I saw in Luxembourg!

Honeybee visiting Himalayan Balsam…the honeybees looked very different, but I don’t know why


Some sort of sharpshooter

Bumblebee visiting Himalayan Balsam (it’s a very attractive invader) 35 more words


Autumn approaches

So another month has been and indeed gone! I have always had a fondness for October so maybe it will bring good things, who knows I may even be lucky enough to see the very rare Little owl! 2,496 more words