( Date: 9:30 am 23.05.2022 - 3:00 pm 29.05.2022 )
Calendar: MRT
Free event

Activities taking place throughout the INNS week, ranging from Balsam Bashing to other public events at various locations.

You can find out more about INNS week here: http://www.nonnativespecies.org/index.cfm?sectionid=132 

( Date: 12.06.2022 9:00 am - 1:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Macclesfield Riverside Park
This is your chance to do your bit for the control of Himalayan Balsam and in reward for your hard work, you get  massively discounted foraging tuition with an expert!
 
Join us at Riverside Park for some balsam bashing and learn more about foraging in the countryside.
 
For more information and to book a ticket please visit the website below:
( Date: 15.06.2022 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event

Join Bollin Valley Partnership Rangers Nik and Emma to make a rustic plant support or platter!

We will be aiming to make a rustic plant support or platter from materials found on the nature reserve, depending on what needs pruning. Bring thick gardening gloves and secateurs as we will try to weave what we find which may be prickly!

Booking and payment in advance is essential. Adults £5, children 16 or under go free. Suitable for anyone over the age of 12.

 

For more information and to book a ticket please visit the website below:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/country-crafts-tickets-324675532257?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

 

( Date: 18.06.2022 10:00 am - 2:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Macclesfield Riverside Park

Everyone is invited! 

Discover the wildlife living here, and see how many different species you can record!

Activities include bird walks, pond-dipping, environmental art, children's activities, wildlife stands, refreshments and much more...

Funded by United Utilities CaST fund.

For more information please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

( Date: 19.06.2022 10:00 am - 12:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Ashley Mill Lane Layby

A morning spent controlling Himlayan Balsam in Bowdon, where we have had breat success in doing this in previous years.  

No previous experience is neccessary, all equipment and PPE is provided.  Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and bring lunch and plenty to eat and drink.

For more information and to book onto this event please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

( Date: 19.06.2022 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Wilmslow Parish Hall

A session controlling Himlayan Balsam on the Carrs in Wilmslow, where we have had breat success in doing this in previous years.  

No previous experience is neccessary, all equipment and PPE is provided.  Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and bring lunch and plenty to eat and drink.

For more information and to book onto this event please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

( Date: 03.07.2022 10:00 am - 12:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Ashley Mill Lane Layby

Balsam Bashing morning, invasives control.

( Date: 03.07.2022 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Wilmslow Parish Hall

Balsam Bashing afternoon, invasives control.

( Date: 06.07.2022 9:30 am - 12:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Pool Bank Lane

Balsam Bashing morning, invasives control.

( Date: 09.07.2022 10:30 am - 3:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Croxteth Hall & Country Park

Croxteth Park BioBlitz poster

( Date: 10.07.2022 9:00 am - 1:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Mottram Hall

A 4-hour session combining the community-led control of invasive species, Himalayan Balsam, plus foraging tuition with an expert!

This workshop is designed to get you as involved as possible - this includes identifying, picking and tasting a range of wild plants that will be found on the day, along with as much Himalayan Balsam removal as you like!

Sessions will be split in half, with 2 hours spent foraging and 2 (or more if you'd like!) hours spent Balsam bashing.

For more information and to book a ticket please visit the website below:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/foraging-workshop-and-balsam-bash-at-mottram-hall-tickets-271056556457?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

( Date: 13.07.2022 9:30 am - 3:30 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Rossmill Lane

Balsam Bashing day, invasives control. Clearance of encroaching vegetation on footpath.

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