Friday 3 September 2021

Rosebay Willow Herb Goes to seed

 I joined Crafty Green Boyfriend for a lunchtime walk round Corstorphine HIll today. The rosebay willow herb is almost all gone to seed now. There's the occasional flower still in bloom

 but mostly there are fields of seed pods

which in some areas are thick with white seeds

and even the spiders webs are full of seeds

I recently blogged (here) about the oak tree on the hill that is covered in galls. We were looking closely at this tree toady and noticed this acorn which is in the process of being turned into a gall by the gall wasp

Finally, it hasn't been a great year for hoverflies this year, so we were particularly pleased to see this Baccha elongata (sorry for the poor photo quality, but it was in the middle of a bramble patch!)

1 comment:

Lowcarb team member said...

I think the colour of the flower of the rosebay willow herb is very pretty.

All the best Jan