Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Wildflower patch in bloom

The wildflower patch in Spylaw Park is looking lovely just now

and this morning was full of hoverflies, including several marmalade hoverflies

and a couple of other interesting hoverflies which didn't hang round long enough for me to take their photos to then work out what species they were! Lovely to see them though, plus several bees though nowhere near as many as one might hope to see. Bees are definitely declining in a lot of places at the moment.

Spylaw Park is at one end of the walk I regularly take along the river when  volunteering for the Water of Leith Conservation Trust, I then turn back and return on the opposite riverbank. It's a lovely walk and the staff and volunteers work hard to keep the area pleasant and welcoming. However some people aren't so caring or respectful

It's particularly annoying to see this kind of thing as there are bins within easy walking distance whichever direction the culprits moved off in. I always hate to see bonfires in the woods too, but particularly this summer when it's been so hot and, until last night's downpour, so dry.


Lowcarb team member said...

On a positive note!
Lovely to see the wildflower pictures … our local council has a roundabout that is all wildflowers, it looks good and hopefully has attracted some wild-life!

All the best Jan

RG said...

Wildflower fields are so pretty!

People here, even in a most enviro-conscious State, dump the oddest stuff here and there for the rest of us to pick up.

sage said...

I agree about the bonfires--they make such a mess and then people use the fire spot as a trashcan.

Janneke said...

Bonfires in the woods or parks are not done, certainly not with this drought. Love the wildflower patch, I also have wildflowers in my neighbourhood, it is such a joy for nature lovers like us and of course the insects and birds.
regards, Janneke

Lynn said...

Gorgeous wildflowers!