Last Friday was a beautiful sunny day so we took the afternoon off and walked round Arthur's Seat, the first time we've been there since March. It's as beautiful as ever:
We were delighted to see butterflies, including one small copper
and several graylings
Graylings are declining in Scotland, but Arthur's Seat is one of their Edinburgh strongholds. You can read more about this special butterfly in this article on the Scottish Pollinators' blog, written by Anthony McCluskey of Butterfly Conservation. (Thanks to Crafty Green Boyfriend for the butterfly photos in this post).
We'll enter these butterfly records into the Big Butterfly Count which runs until 9 August.