FSC Slapton Ley Balsam Bashing

Distance from the centre of Kingsbridge: 5.5 miles

Come and explore how the nature reserve is managed with our Ranger and learn the importance of its habitats to the wildlife that lives here. Then get hands on with some conversation tasks to help our wildlife have some where great to live.

Himalayan balsam is an invasive species that swamps the areas in which it lives. Its seeds spread very easily in river valleys and doesn’t allow our native plants to grow. Each year we have sessions to pull these plants out, which gradually reduces the number of plants going to seed. Every extra pair of hands is gratefully received.

Book walks and nature experiences online at: https://www.field-studies-council.org/locations/slaptonleynnr/

What included: 
Tea and cake
Gardening gloves can be borrowed

What to Bring: 
•    Bring gardening gloves if you would prefer to use your own
•    Wear suitable clothing and footwear for the weather and being based outside for some or all of the event
•    When outside, expect to be walking through uneven and marshy terrain, sometimes on small unsurfaced (and muddy) paths and sometimes where there are no paths. 

 

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