Saturday, 8 December 2012

Fungi and ladybirds

 I posted a previous, very poor photo of these ladybirds in a previous blogpost. They're orange ladybirds (Halyzia 16-guttata) and there are hundreds of them hibernating in the tops of the fences along part of the Water of Leith.

A couple of days ago Crafty Green Boyfriend and I walked through Colinton Dell, along the Water of Leith. As well as the ladybirds we also noticed this very impressive fungus. 



Crafty Green Boyfriend took the photos in this blogpost.

7 comments:

Ms Sparrow said...

It's a day for orange flora and fauna!

martine said...

Lovely pictures. thanks for sharing
martine

Frank... said...

A great set of photos...

Titus said...

I've never seen an orange ladybird! In fact, I never knew there were orange ladybirds. Fantastic.

We are very good for fungi around here though...

Rabbits' Guy said...

Must be a good time for fungi! Lots around here too.

Marianne Wheelaghan said...

Great photos. So clear. Never knew there were orange ladybirds either. Really like the orange theme, very autumnal and warm :) Thanks ...

eileeninmd said...

Lovely sightings! The ladybirds and the fungi are both wonderful nature sightings.