Today being a bank holiday, Crafty Green Boyfriend joined me for my weekly patrol of the Dells alongside the Water of Leith. The weather was mostly dull with a fair bit of rain, but there were still some lovely signs of Spring around.
The hornbeam trees are starting to develop their beautiful chandelier type fruits
this post from a few years ago.
Meanwhile the wych elms are covered in more flowers than it seems possible to fit in the available space
We were both intrigued to see this patch of wild garlic where some of the leaves are striped
These lovely fungi, growing in one of the recently planted wild flower meadows are, I think, fairy parasol fungi (please correct me if you know otherwise!)
The Charter for Trees, Woods and People sets out:
* the role trees and
woods play in our lives,
* the rights we all have to the benefits trees
and woodland provide, and
* our responsibilities towards maintaining and
Each of the charter's principles articulate the relationship
between people and trees in the UK in the 21st Century. The Tree Charter Principle for May is Recover Health, Hope and Wellbeing with the Help of Trees and what better way to do that than to go for a walk in the woods! You can find out more about the Tree Charter and sign up to it here.