We’ve received a report of a very poisonous plant which has appeared along the high tide mark on Ardentinny Beach (between Coronation Wood and River Finart estuary). The plant is starting to root in the vegetation. A labrador was reportedly sick from eating the plant last Sunday.
We understand that the plant is poisonous to dogs and humans. It smells and tastes like parsnips. If anyone can identify the plant from the photograph, please let us know.
Please take care when walking your dogs in the beach area.
Update 28 Jan, 23.36: We’ve been informed that the plant is Hemlock Water Dropwort, thought to be the deadliest plant in Britain. A dog in Helensburgh who ate the plant last January died within 20 minutes.
Poisonous plant warning to dog owners [Scottish Farmer]
Over the past few months Ardentinny Community Trust has been working on plans to transform Glenfinart Walled Garden into a venue that can be used by all members of the community as well as attracting tourists to the area thereby enhancing the tourism offer on the Cowal Peninsula.
The appointed independent consultants (the Venturei Network) assigned to assist the Trust in this process have produced a report setting out how the Walled Garden will be developed over the medium to long term.
The Ardentinny Community Trust believes community groups and organisations in addition to tourist, recreational, hospitality and educational providers across the Cowal Peninsula should be involved in the project to ensure the long term sustainability of both the Garden and the Region. Therefore the Venturei Network is holding an event which will present the outputs of the report and provide an opportunity for connections to be made between the Trust and these organisations to move the project forward.
This event will take place in:
The Younger Hall, Kilmun on Wednesday 4th February 2015 between 7pm – 9pm.
All community groups and organisations as well as tourist, recreational, hospitality and educational providers on the Cowal Peninsula are encouraged to attend this event
For further information on this event please contact Venturei Network on 02887769007. To register your attendance at the event contact Bridie Comac at Venturei Network or email firstname.lastname@example.org.