Monday, September 13, 2010

Monday 13 September

Damp morning - the rain was holding off and allowed us a dry walk.
We head for Dry Bones.

The weir looking as it should, we have had a lot of rain so the river is high.
Balm - Melissa officinalis. We call it Lemon Balm it was growing at Dry Bones.
Tiny white flowers.

Looking back towards the cottages hidden in the trees, it is still fenced off and in a dangerous state since the fires.

One of many stiles to climb over.

Steps put in years ago - the Himalayan Balsam is everywhere.

This is a dangerous part of the path - there is a hole cut into the banking of the river among the balsam, cannot imagine why anyone would do it?

Plenty of fish under the shady tree.

Very muddy - it is wellington boot terrain.

The Beech trees are massive.

Bridge into Duxbury

Duxbury Woods.

Steps out of the wood if you did not know about these steps you would be hard pressed to find them.

Not used that much.

Overgrown by the dreaded Balsam.

Take Care.


  1. I love the tree by the river- what is the balsam?

  2. You have a great knowledge of our countryside, can you tell me what are the species of fish under the shady tree.

  3. Well, I thought I did a comment on this one, because I don't know what the balsam plant is. Why is it dreaded? Just so invasive? Is it not native for you?

  4. Sorry again Joan the dreaded balsam is Himalayan - Impatiens glandulifera - an alien that has taken over large areas.

  5. I have been told the fish are trout, not being well up on fish I can only say that trout are caught in the river and we are now getting reports of Salmon returning.


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