As ever yesterday was a busy day at the Trust with the daily smolt trap check at Catrine only producing a single salmon smolt.
After finishing up at Catrine it was off to do see how our habitat restoration on the Culroy Burn had faired over winter. We took a few alder trees that we have been propagating in the office garden with us to bolster the planting we did over previous years.
There is a small infestation of skunk cabbage (Lysichiton americanus) at this site and yesterday was a good opportunity to how this has progressed from last year.
There is a small patch of these plants on some very wet, boggy ground behind the burn downstream of Culroy. We dug the plants that we could out and will return to spray the remaining plants in the next few weeks.
How has the burn fared since the pollution incident upstream earlier in the year?