Mink on the Foss

We’ve recently had a report and some excellent photos of a mink seen along the Foss well into town. They are vicious non-native predators which will deplete our fragile water vole population – though they are generally seen off by otters. If you see one, please let us know. Hopefully this was a visitor – they do travel a long … Read More

Canoeing on The Foss

The paddlers in this photo were seen passing along near Huntington Road last week – a rare and welcome sight indeed! Can we have a go, please?

Balsam Pull 18th Evening 1900

Meet where the footpath from the baths car park joins the riverside footpath. BRING YOUR WELLIES! it’s muddy. If you are early of late the main pulling area is about 200 yards upstream.

Balsam pull on Monday 17th June Postponed

Sorry, but postponement is forced upon me!   The cold weather lately has slowed the balsam’s growth so that much of it is still hidden in the nettles, which have carried on growing. Also, someone has taken a mower along the lower bank and cut the tops off the balsam, so it will inevitably grow back. We’ll try again later. … Read More

Balsam Pulling

Starting on the 11th June! Full details and all the dates so far are under events. Please check before you set out in case of a change of venue or timing. Much depends upon how quickly the balsam grows in the various areas, and how well we get on in pulling it. If you see any in places where we … Read More

Water Voles are still with us

This water vole was seen happily pootling around on one of the tributaries of the Foss last week. How many do we have, I wonder? We’re putting out rafts like this one for them to use as latrines – if you spot one, look closely and you may see traces – this is how we prove that there is an … Read More