It was mild and dull today, perfect weather for summer fungi such as these little wheel fungi in Colinton Dell
Meanwhile the lime (linden) trees are in flower, their scent is just beautiful
Despite the overcast skies, the insects were very active today. Plenty of bees about plus lots of red soldier beetles, many of which were making sure there will continue to be plenty of red soldier beetles...
Plus hoverflies, including Volucella pellucens, which I identified for the first time yesterday on our walk along the Brunstane Burn and today I got some decent photos
and also this hoverfly, which I think is Cheilosia illustrata - edited to add the UK Hoverfly Facebook Group have now confirmed this for me!
and the wildflower meadow on the site of the old Bogs Mill is looking beautiful just now, full of meadowsweet, meadow cranesbill, bog asphodel and ox eye daisies among other flowers. Plenty of bees here too. No butterflies today at all!