speedwell, wild carrot and fallen elm fruits by the Water of Leith
It was a lovely day today to patrol the river, wildlife highlights include: a song thrush smashing a snail on a stone; two treecreeepers; a chaffinch wrestling with a large caterpillar and a wonderful chorus of blackcaps in the trees above my head. I also saw a lovely black and white moth, but the photos are too terrible to share....
One of the best things about this voluntary post is the chance I get of seeing the Water of Leith on a regular basis and watching (and listening to!) how it changes with the seasons. The wild garlic has finished flowering now and everywhere is covered in buttercups. Carol over at From the Fieldbook was also recently talking about how she enjoys keeping up with seasonal changes, here.
I cut back some overgrown vegetation today and collected a large bag full of rubbish, though it was pleasing to see that there weren't the blackspots of rubbish there had been last week.