As Scotland continues to open up with lockdown relaxing, we took a lovely walk yesterday down to Blackford Pond and the Hermitage of Braid.
The pond looks lovely at the moment
as does the nearby wet woodland area, which actually at the moment isn't very wet
We then walked through Midmar Paddock, hoping to see some butterflies for the Big Butterfly Count. Sadly we only saw one large white butterfly and one small black moth, neither of which stopped for their photo. However the paddock looks lovely at the moment
and the lesser stitchwort is beautiful woven among the grasses
and meadowsweet dominates the marshy area in the corner
From Midmar Paddock we continued our walk through Hermitage of Braid, alongside the Braid Burn
For Nature Notes.