Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Red Moss, Balerno



Red Moss is the only lowland raised bog in the City of Edinburgh and is a Scottish Wildlife Nature Reserve. The reserve is composed of deep peat that has accumulated over thousands of years since the end of the last ice age. It is quite a dramatic landscape, specially in today's moody weather (though it luckily didn't rain!).

wonderful lichens on this tree! 

There were several mute swans on this reservoir.

8 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

pretty, moody skies.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Love the snow. I would love to see a swan in the wild!!

Tommaso Gervasutti said...

I remember the nute swans in flight at Musselborough.

Laura said...

how beautiful… most of been lovely to see the swans.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely skies and a pretty scene! Have a great day!

Rabbits' Guy said...

We have some very few peat bogs here - mysterious sounding!

Caroline Gill said...

What a wonderful-looking place. I bet there will be some lovely dragonflies there in the summer ...

speedyrabbit said...

looks stunning!