Saturday, 5 August 2017

Figgate Park looking lovely today!

Figgate Park is always a lovely park for a walk, with it's lovely wildfower patches and views across to Arthur's Seat in the distance.

The pond swans seem to be doing well bringing up their cygnets this year

and many other birds were busy with their youngsters too - this is a young willow warbler, you can tell it's a willow warbler rather than a chiff chaff as it has pale legs and you can tell it's a youngster because it's more yellow than an adult would be.

The bees were enjoying the flowers as much as we were, though as the sun kep disappearing behind the clouds there weren't so many bees around as they might have been on a more consistently sunny day. This is a buff tailed (or white tailed, i can't tell the difference to be honest!) bumble bee

While the bees foraged, we took photos

As well as the beautiful flowers


there's a new area planted with vegetables in nice circular raised beds

The park looks after its wildlife too, having bird feeders and bird boxes

At this time of the year, I always like to take photos of the water lilies, some of which are beautifully on display


and some of which are hidden away


It's a beautiful place for a walk but it takes time and effort to keep it that way! The Figgate Friends Group are organising a park clean up and litter pick tomorrow (Sunday 5th August) from 9.30-11.30am. More details here.






8 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, pretty park. I love the flowers, swans and the waterliles. Gorgeous photos. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Rabbits' Guy said...

Always have liked water lilies. Always good to have organized cleanups - gets people to care more when they help - I think.

Lowcarb team member said...

Looks a very nice place to enjoy a walk.
Great selection of photographs here, thank you.

All the best Jan

Sandy said...

I would love to walk there! So many wildflowers and things to look at!

Jamie Purves said...

There's nothing quite like a green view of the Seat by the Figgate Burn. Once upon a time before the sixties were ever swinging we came to the burn between the Golf course and Milton Road. There was a weir, brown trout and green water crowfoot and their were Water Voles. I think the Mink may have done for them now!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Thanks Eileen

Rabbits Guy - I agree entirely, litter pick ups work wonders. Edinburgh's Parks are very well looked after by their various Friends groups.

Thanks Lowcarb and Sandy

Jamie - no water vole now but few mink here either now, the otters have chased them off

Jamie Purves said...

Otters on the Figgate Burn, fantastic!

Lynn said...

I love your walks - such beautiful wildflowers. It's so peaceful.