We had our usual lunchtime walk round the local cemeteries today. It's a dull day so there weren't many insects about though in Dalry Park we did see this solitary bee (probably Andrena scotica aka the delightfully named chocolate mining bee, which nested in the park last year.)Edinburgh Natural History Society Facebook Group, is probably be a Clerk's mining bee (Andrena clerkelli)
One of the elm trees in North Merchiston Cemetery is well on the way to fruiting already, some trees develop so quickly!
Also in this cemetery, the few flowered leek is starting to bloom
This lovely looking plant is often mistaken for wild garlic (ramsons) before it flowers, but the leek has much narrower leaves. the leeks flower earlier than the ramsons and the flowers are very different. The leeks are taking over from the ramsons in many places, sadly. These leeks though aren't considered to be a seriously invasive plant, unlike Japanese Knotweed, which we noticed today is growing in the cemetery.
On a brighter note, there's a beautiful patch of daffodils on the middle of the cemetery.