Despite the weather forecast a few days ago predicting clouds all week, we've had some lovely sunny weather over the past few days.
This morning I visited Portobello Cemetery, continuing my wildlife surveys of Edinburgh's council managed cemeteries. This is a large cemetery with lots of interesting plants, including Star of Bethlehem
lots of Germander Speedwell
a few flowers of lesser stitchwort
and lots of Marchantia polymorpha (a liverwort) that looks like a miniature forest
There weren't as many pollinating insects around as you would hope to see at this time of year, but I was delighted to see a pair of Wall Butterflies - the first time I've ever seen this pretty species