Friday, 8 January 2016

Wester Craiglockart Hill

Wester Craiglockart Hill is one of the places I'm planning to take my winter wildlife group in the next few weeks. I've taken birdwatching groups up this hill several times, and even if we don't see any birds, people are always impressed by the views across Edinburgh (in the photo below you can see Arthur's Seat and Salisbury Crags to the right of the photo).

Many people, even if they've lived in Edinburgh for a while, have overlooked this particular wildlife site and are always pleased to discover a new place.

This is a great place for nature of all types, making it ideal for a general nature walk. It's a Site of Special Scientific Interest for the unusual types of grassland found there. and the associated wildflowers (though most of these are not in bloom at this time of year!) There's also a good selection of fungi, including this one, which is (I think) some sort of funnel cap (if any one knows which species it is, please let me know in the comments section).

My winter wildlife walks are fully booked for this term, but there are a few places still available on my birdwatching walks. You can find out more and book for these here.

1 comment:

Lowcarb team member said...

I do hope someone may be able to identify that fungi - but alas it will not be me!

Your winter wildlife walks are popular and must be very nice to do, and take part in.

All the best Jan