I've blogged about hornbeams before (if you want to read all the previous posts that have featured hornbeams, click here!). They're a British tree though native only to the south of England. They were planted along the Water of Leith when the area was an industrial power-house full of mills. Hornbeams have very hard and strong wood and were very useful in the construction of mill parts. Not only were they a very useful tree but they're also very beautiful. At this time of year their beautiful female catkins, that look like chandeliers, are changing colour along with their leaves.
for Nature Notes
I'm delighted to have two poems published today at the eco-themed and wonderfully named Jellyfish Whispers.
As ever, red text contains hyper-links that take you to other web-pages where you can find out more.