As an experiment, starting tomorrow, we are planning to try and run a few short early evening sessions, making use of the long summer days, to remove as much of the highly invasive Himalayan Balsam from one of our local green spaces as we can, before it develops to the stage where it is dispersing it’s seeds.
We are planning to run the session from 7pm-8:30pm.
As a special event last Wednesday we ran a volunteer session in Elmbridge Meadows tackling this menace.
It was an incredibly fun and satisfying day, and we are really eager to get back in there ASAP to do some more.
It is a really fun and social activity, which also serves to help improve another of Berrylands lovely nature reserves.
As usual we will be meeting outside of Berrylands Scout Hut, before heading on a very short walk down to Elmbridge Meadows.
We will have warm drinks and biscuits, to keep you going, just incase, like us, you might not have had time for dinner yet.
One thing we would recommend is long sleeves as lots of the balsam grows near to the nettles, and we don’t want people getting stung.
If you fancy coming along, but can’t make the beginning drop us an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org so we can direct you to where we will be working, as it is easy to miss us in the undergrowth.
Hope to see you tomorrow!