Himalayan balsam

Today we worked with the Dorset Wildlife Trust to clear the Himalayan balsam from the areas that the planned improvements works will be done. The first stretch was downstream of Gascoyne Bridge and after last nights rain the water meadows were well and truly watery!!

Then we headed downstream to the straight stretch under Poundbury Fort and this is when the rain started as if the Frome needed anymore water, because it was still rising!

Sarah Williams – Dorset Wildlife Trust (balsam pulling expert)