I'm continuing with the second wildlife surveys of selected cemeteries in Edinburgh. I've chosen what I consider to be the richest in wildlife, and am carrying out Spring surveys. I'm hoping that I might be given more days to eventually be able to survey all the cemeteries for a second time. Today I visited Comely Bank cemetery.
This is a relatively large cemetery with lots of mature trees. In autumn the grass is covered in a selection of fungi, at the moment there's a lot of field wood rush looking at it's best
Although the ladybirds are waking up for the Spring, some are still resting on the gravestones, including this eyed ladybird - click on the photo to get a better view of this very pretty ladybird
The weather was quite warm and sunny for most of the time I was in the cemetery. So I was pleased to see a couple of queen buff tailed bumblebees patrolling the grass, looking for nest sites and a tree bumblebee climbing a tree looking for a likely nest site. I also saw a couple of hoverflies, but none of these pollinating insects stopped for long enough for me to take photos!
You can see photos of my previous visit to Comely Bank cemetery in this post.