The woes of Balsam

The woes of Balsam

 sThis is the right time of year to head out on the banks of your local river and find some Himalayan balsam. This invasive plant species uses watercourses as a transport corridor for seeds, so you will find them lining the banks of rivers big and small. When these...
Aspen propagation workshop

Aspen propagation workshop

Today, RiverLife volunteers propagated around 250 cuttings using suckers from wild aspen root cuttings collected from the Pentland hills back in March.  You can read about that day here: https://www.river-life.org.uk/aspen-root-collection/.  After collecting the root...
Aspen Refresh Workshop

Aspen Refresh Workshop

On the 19th June we organised an Aspen refresh workshop for our project that focusses on the identification and location surveying of Aspen in West Lothian. This project is in association with Eadha trees who we have been working in partnership with throughout this...
Aspen in the classroom

Aspen in the classroom

June saw the inaugural ‘Aspen in the classroom’ sessions with four schools in the Almond and Avon catchments – St Mary’s RC Polbeth, Mid Calder Primary, Whitecross Primary and Riverside Primary.  Adding to the great success of ‘Fish in the classroom’ – now an...
Howden Rock Ramp Opening Event

Howden Rock Ramp Opening Event

Work began on the rock ramp at Howden weir in autumn last year, well, these were the works that can be seen by those passing by or living near by. Plans for the easement of the weir have been ongoing in offices of various organisations for several years. Ending with...