I just love these insect hibernacula that have appeared over the weekend in the Hidden Meadow in Colinton Dell by the Water of Leith. I think they were made by Redhall Gardens. Hibernacula offer winter hibernating places, in this case for insects and other invertebrates, though bigger structures are often built for reptiles and amphibians.
For Nature Notes
My entry to the Pure Travel 'Worst Ever Journey' competition is now up on their website. You can read it here. There's still time to enter the competition!
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