Japanese Knotweed on the Sid

The onward march of invasive species such as Japanese Knotweed and Himalayan Balsam continues along the River Sid:

Invasive species on the Sid – The Sid

Balsam Bashers along the Sid – The Sid

This is something the town council’s environment committee intends to address at its next meeting at the end of the month:

Environment Working Group (31 Oct 2022) – Sidmouth Town Council

And this is something the Sid Valley Biodiversity Group has also been concerned with – and for some time.

Stefan Drew of the SVBG reported back in late August:

“Following on from the recent discussion on the above here are a few images taken an hour ago along the Sid. What shocks me most is how it has spread in the last few years.”   

All images: Stefan Drew

The images were posted on iNaturalist:

Japanese knotweed from Sidmouth, Sidmouth, England, GB on 28 August, 2022 at 02:17 PM by stefandrewe · iNaturalist

With other sightings from this summer:

Japanese knotweed from Sidmouth, UK on 01 September, 2022 at 08:56 AM by Ed Dolphin · iNaturalist

Japanese knotweed from Sidmouth, Sidmouth, England, GB on 25 September, 2022 at 04:09 PM by cholland100 · iNaturalist