• Aliens in Binsted (2)

  • We're also tackling the invasive alien pond weed, 'parrot feather'.  Sounds nice?  Well it's feathery and looks nice in an aquarium, but it has escaped from aquaria and can smother all the lovely, wildlife-supporting native life of Sussex ponds.  Here's a sample:



    And here's a Binsted pond we just cleared of it, in August 2016, in a project based on advice from South Downs National Park Authority Rangers Simon Mockford and Sam Buckland: