Flora and fauna

Balsam bashing

Flora and fauna : Balsam bashing Himalayan Balsam colonises areas rapidly and quickly outcompetes the surrounding vegetation and reduces diversity. Himalayan Balsam is an annual plant; growing from seed, flowering and setting seed within a year before dying. All Himalayan balsam plants germinate from the previous year’s seed. Annual plants do not have the need

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Flora and fauna – what did the Romans ever do for us?

It’s not just birds that have a tough time in hard winters, some of our mammals struggle too. I’ve just been a wander in the (disappearing) snow and spotted these bark-stripped branches where rabbits have been at work. Along with much of our wildlife, rabbits struggle to feed in the winter months, only the fittest

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