Today I thought I'd look at what's growing underneath the larch that I've chosen to study for Tree Following.
Here's what it looks like as you approach it
There was no sign of the long tailed tits that I watched building a nest in the tree a couple of weeks ago, but a chaffinch was perched nearby with a mouth full of either nesting material or food for a nestling.
for Tree Following.
Here's a clearer photo of some celandines, growing in the hollow of another tree in the Dells to give you a better idea of what they look like
blackcaps, arrived back from their winter in Africa. One of my favourite bird songs. Some blackcaps spend the summer in the UK and winter in Africa, others spend summer in Scandanavia and winter in the UK. Some may even be resident in the UK.....
Lovely also to see blue tits checking out the nest boxes that I helped the Water of Leith Conservation Trust put up in the Dells last year.
and finally from today's walk:
the old dog's grave -
newly scattered ashes
and fresh flowers.
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