It seems to be a great year for ladybirds, they are everywhere, and I couldn't resist taking this photo of this 7-spot ladybird on forget-me-not on Corstorphine Hill yesterday lunchtime
We also saw some the other day in another part of Corstorphine
Solitary bees are so called because they nest in individual tunnels
rather than in colonial hives. They actually gather together in groups
quite frequently, there are plenty of them around at the moment!
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