Monday, 17 June 2013
Balsam Bashing tomorrow (18th June) between 10am and 3pm
Organised by Tameside Countryside Services. Meet Haughton Dale Local Nature Reserve
Apethorn Lane car park, Gee Cross, Hyde, SK14 5DN at 10am. For more info click here but be careful not to click any of the 'Viagra' spam links in the comments section.
Himalayan balsam (Impatiens glandulifera) and Japanese Knot-weed is beginning to to take hold in the Haughton Dale area. Both are invasive species and the balsam bashing exercise is aimed at controlling the spread.
If you are at a loose end tomorrow and fancy doing 'your bit' for the local environment why not go along to bash the balsam?
I had the best balsam basher and knot-weed destroyer ever. I taught my baby from puppy-hood to destroy these invasive aliens and it was a job he loved doing. Watch the video below to see him in action.