Monday, 22 November 2021

Grange Cemetery

 I'm continuing my wildlife surveys of Edinburgh's cemeteries. Today was sunny and cold as I visited the Grange Cemetery. I have never visited this cemetery before, though I have looked over the perimeter wall from the bus! It's a lovely cemetery with plenty of trees, some of which were looking magnificent in the autumn sunlight, like this oak

The ground under the trees is beautiful too 

The Cemetery is looked after by the Grange Association, which has put together a tree trail round  the cemetery and also has a wealth of information about the trees on its website

There were a lot of birds in the cemetery while I was visiting, including a great spotted woodpecker, a sizeable flock of redwings (a winter visiting thrush), wrens, a sparrowhawk and a coal tit

I was interested to find this strange stuff, which is dog vomit slime mould!  

More appealing looking than that are the many mosses, including Grimmia pulvinata, which is my favourite moss


Jenn Jilks said...

Lovely! We have graupel and snow today!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

This is an interesting survey you are undertaking. I know that cemeteries are often good places to see birds. The Grange is doing a lovely job of caring for this one, for the dead and the living as that path is a great idea.

Lowcarb team member said...

That does look a nice cemetery, I enjoyed seeing your photographs.

All the best Jan