Wednesday 3 July 2013

Ducklings and Fungus

We wandered through Inverleith Park today and were delighted to see this lovely family of mallards (I think it's really nice too that the blue in the mother's wing shows up so clearly in the photo, often a feature that is hidden away)

then later on we wandered through the Botanic Gardens and were impressed by these fungi pushing their way through the soil, I don't know off hand what species they are, but I'll try to find out (if anyone knows, please feel free to let me know!)

Good to see lots of bees around in the Botanics, at least two species of bumble bees, the occasional common carder bee and a couple of honey bees. None of them permitted photos though.

For Nature Notes

As ever, red text contains hyperlinks that take you to other webpages where you can find out more


TexWisGirl said...

cute bunches in both photos. :)

RG said...

Cute all. We have a couple of sets of mamas and ducklings on our slough ... they are almost ready to fly!

Gemma Wiseman said...

The ducks seem to be quite content in their grassy home! And some interesting fungi!

Little Miss Titch said...

Great photos!the babies are so cute.xx

eileeninmd said...

Love the cute ducklings! neat capture of the fungi. Great shots!

Rambling Woods said...

Good place for a nap.... Cute... Glad you are seeing bees.. Michelle