Saturday 25 June 2016

Water of Leith Roseburn to Stockbridge

Crafty Green Boyfriend and I walked this section of the Water of Leith today. The water is very heavy with sediment at the moment, probably due to the flood prevention work that's going on upstream from this section (I've emailed the Water of Leith Conservation Trust for an update on how this sediment might be affecting the river ecology).

It's still a very pretty stretch of the river to walk along, with some lovely riverside buildings in the Dean Village

and we saw a dipper, mallards and this grey heron, who was posing for a crowd of photographers in Stockbridge.

The mallards didn't have ducklings and I wouldn't be surprised if the heron was to blame....

I also noticed this lovely fern wall - the large fern is harts tongue, the smaller is maidenhair spleenwort.

And I was pleased to see this new notice from the local community council

For 30 Days Wild.


A Cuban In London said...

Good to see an active community! -)

Marvellous shots.

Greetings from London.

Naquillity said...

i love when you share images from river of leith... it's so pretty there. hope the sediment doesn't bother the river's ecology. that great blue heron is gorgeous. they're one of my favorite birds to see in nature. hope all is well. have a great day~

Crafty Green Poet said...

Hi Naquillity - it's a grey heron, we don't have great blues over here!

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

Does the Water of the Leith make you forget?

Lynn said...

It would be so nice to live by that water. Lovely.