Saturday 19 May 2018

Dalkeith Country Park

Beautiful sunshine today for our walk in Dalkeith Country Park. We visit at this time of year, every year as the bluebells are so lovely

The wild garlic was also beautifully in bloom

and the dandelions are seeding

The park is a Site of Special Scientific Interest for it's lichens, including these

The ancient oak trees are always a highlight of the visit, whatever the time of year

We saw several speckled wood butterflies but only this one allowed us to get close enough to take a photo

We also saw a few solitary bees and their little holes

This larger hole belongs to a bunny


Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful green and peaceful spot -- bluebells make it even more special. Amazing shot of the butterfly -- small ones never ever hold still for me.

Lowcarb team member said...

A fabulous collection of photographs ...

All the best Jan