There's a lovely patch of coltsfoot in Dalry Community Park, the small park that lies on our daily exercise route through the two local cemeteries.
This lovely flower is one of the first to bloom in Spring, though often seems to be underappreciated. There used to be a patch of it near Colinton Tunnel, on the Water of Leith Walkway that has now disappeared to be replaced with daffodils and primroses (nothing against those flowers but why not let the coltsfoot thrive too?)
The coltsfoot is also a good early food for pollinators, we saw our first marmalade hoverfly of the year on this patch a week or so ago and today Crafty Green Boyfriend captured one on camera:
More signs of Spring today in North Merchiston Cemetery, there were two peacock butterflies, though only the one stopped for a photo
and a pair of long tailed tits were collecting nesting materialNature Notes.