Monday 10 August 2020

Notes from the Cemeteries

 Even as lockdown has eased here in Scotland, Crafty Green Boyfriend and I have continued to take our #DailyExercise in the local cemeteries, most weekdays at least! 

We noticed several fungi had emerged over the weekend 

These look like large edible field mushrooms, but best leave them alone as they may be a similar looking inedible species.

There were only a few hoverflies around today, but this Syrphus sp chose to pose nicely in the greater bindweed flower

Notice the brambles (blackberries) ripening in the background! 

North Merchiston Cemetery today was dominated by the sparrowhawks and magpies. The nesting pair of sparrowhawks seem to be arguing with the local magpies and the four birds were chasing each other around screeching loudly! Crafty Green Boyfriend managed to get this photo of one of the sparrowhawks 

For Nature Notes.


eileeninmd said...

It always feels nice to get outside for fresh air and nature.
Great sightings of the fungi, pretty flower and the cool Sparrowhawk.
Enjoy your day!

Lowcarb team member said...

I enjoyed seeing your photographs.
Those fungi/mushrooms are amazing.

All the best Jan

Gershon Ben-Avraham said...

Juliet, you, and Crafty Green Boyfriend are amazing photographers. Whenever I visit your blog, I feel as if I've taken a little vacation to Scotland.

Rambling Woods said...

I am glad you two have lovely mother nature places to visit..