We had a lovely walk this morning from Cramond Brig to South Queensferry, passing through the lovely Dalmeny Estate.
The lime trees (lindens) are in full bloom now, at this time of year they're definitely one of my favourite trees. Their flowers are beautiful and their lovely scent is everywhere.
meadow browns and ringlets, a couple of small tortoiseshells and three common blues. Crafty Green Boyfriend got this photo of a female common blue. For all that they're common, it's a long time since I remember seeing one.
The Big Butterfly Count starts today and lasts until 11 August, so if you're out and about remember to record the butterflies you see and take part!
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