Today is the first day of 30 Days Wild, the campaign from the Wildlife Trusts that aims to get people out into nature more.
I'll be blogging something for this campaign every day this month. Often these blog posts will be about things I do anyway in my life, other times I'll try to focus on very specific things. I'll be particularly trying to find nature in unexpected places and to look at the beauty of the very common.
Today, I decided to 'Visit a Local Nature Reserve'. Colinton Dell, the part of the Water of Leith that I patrol as a volunteer with Water of Leith Conservation Trust is a Local Nature Reserve. So this is in fact something I do every week, but it's always worth blogging about, there's always something lovely to see.
Colinton Dell is a mass of buttercups at the moment
mistle thrush, which landed on a mossy wall and walked towards me before flying onto the ground to gather food for its young. Elsewhere I watched four long tailed tits chasing each other round and round and round and round!
I was struck by the beauty of these dandelions just losing their seeds
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The flowers are pretty! Looks like a lovely nature reserve. Great photos. Enjoy your Monday and have a happy week ahead!
Buttercups are dominating the meadows this year...good year for forget me not and celandine so far!
There's been some beautiful golden fields this year.
Simon, you're right, the celandines have been amazing this year.
water avens are new to me!
Nice photos Juliet. Visiting a nature reserve, what a great way to start your challenge. It looks a very nice place.
What a peaceful green, all very nice pictures!
Great way to spend 30 days - love the bumblebee (are they endangered in your neck of the woods?)
I think every day is wild here!
The water avens is lovely. We have a lot of wood avens in the garden, which has crept in from the woodland outside.
TexWis - you may not get them over there!
Ian - thanks, it's a lovely place
Gabrielle - yes our bees are in trouble too
Sartford Warbler - every day is wild for me too, but this is a great way to share that!
I love your photos, wildflowers are my favorite of all, they are beautiful survivors and thrivers.
I'm moving backwards through you recent posts, which means I've already read the one about lunch in the park. Some days, dear Juliet, visiting your blog is the next best thing.
What a great idea..!
You always share the best of your area and what a beautiful place to visit via your blog...Michelle
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