Welcome to the Scottish Invasives blog. Invasive non-native species (or INNS) are plants and animals that have been introduced to areas outside their natural range. INNS are currently recognised as one of the greatest threats to biodiversity. The Scottish Invasives blog is intended as an informal forum for those interested in invasive species control. If you wish to contribute, please get in contact. You can click on any of the images to see them at higher resolution.
Saturday, 7 July 2012
We are used to seeing Japanese knotweed in gardens, on waste-ground, roadsides and along rivers, but a survey on the River Broom led to a rather unusual sight. Over 10 stands of Japanese knotweed were found on this cliff-face, apparently carried there by a small watercourse.