Non native invasive plants are a major threat to British wildlife, writes Sue Sawyer of the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust.
A major problem plant is Himalayan balsam, right. It might look attractive with its pink flowers, but on river banks it prevents light reaching native plants. This means that the invertebrates depending on these native species also disappear. The good news is that Himalayan balsam is easily removed by pulling it up.
The Wiltshire Invasive Plants Project needs volunteer to remove Himalayan balsam from waterways around Swindon on Tuesdays from June to September.
You can join us for as long as you like and work as hard as you like. You don’t need any experience and don’t need to make a regular commitment, just come along when you have time. We provide tea, coffee, biscuits and equipment.
For details call me on 07793 251557 or mail: email@example.com