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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Wed 20th July 2016 - Wroxall Stream (opposite Barncourt Farm) GG # 644.

Sue and Terrys' Photographs.

This is what happens if you miss a small HB plant earlier in the year!

A Plume Moth.

So much to pull and so little time.

Just in case you didn't recognise Himalayan Balsam
by now….

Just a few of the larger examples.

                      Ice creams all round at tea break - served in fine style from the Queen's 90th Birthday Patrons' Lunch hamper

Did I win the biggest HB plant of the day????

Banded Demoiselle (species of damselfly).

This week we returned to fight the great fight against the Himalayan Balsam.  This plant which as you can see from the photographs grows to considerable heights smothering, if given half a chance, our own flora in the process.  So we pulled hundreds of plants saving tens of thousands of seeds being shed across the Wroxall countryside and further downstream too.
It was a warm day, in fact so warm that I decided to bring along one of the picnic baskets Gill and I were given at the Patron’s Lunch but this time filled with ice creams.  Seemed to go down very well!
Well done everyone, another successful day!

Very many thanks to Sue and terry for the excellent photographs and to Mark for the editorial.

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