Final Balsam Pull of 2015

We’ve come to the end of our balsam pulling in the Valency Valley for this year, with the volunteers going out for their last day earlier in the week. It has been a really successful season and we were all delighted when we reached Boscastle last week. This is the first time in many years we’ve managed to pull balsam along the whole stretch of the river before it starts to set seed. Which just goes to show all our hard work is paying off!

We’ve seen some great parts of the valley we don’t normally get too, which also turned out to be a haven for silver washed fritillaries and dippers.

Thank you very much to all our hard working volunteers who showed up every week with determination, we absolutely couldn’t have done it without you.

2015 balsam pull team Colin and balsam Silver Washed Fritillary

Basil and Balsam

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