For Tree Following this year I'm following one of the several wonderful old silver birch trees in North Merchiston Cemetery in Edinburgh. Crafty Green Boyfriend and I started walking round this cemetery (and the nearby Dalry Cemetery) every day for our #DailyExercise during the first UK lockdown last year. And we're still doing the same walk regularly, though currently I'm spending time visiting other cemeteries as I'm doing wildlife surveys there for the City of Edinburgh Cemeteries department.
In the latter half of October the tree was looking very autumnal
and these puffballs were tiny on 19 October
By Friday 12 November, the tree had lost most of it's leaves
and the puff balls had grown a fair bit