Sunday, 19 July 2009

Himalayan Balsam

Another introduced plant is Himalayan Balsam and like many of the water ways in the UK it is present in the river Ock.

However, unlike some parts of Abingdon, it hasn't fully taken over and there is still sufficient food and cover for the warblers, water voles and moorhens who make this stretch of the river their home.

There is lots of information on the internet about Himalayan Balsam, such as:

1 comment:

  1. we have exactly the same problem, great banks of himalayan balsam, japanese knotweed, and of course ragwort. And no voles.