Friday, 24 June 2022

Revisiting Newington Cemetery

 

Now that I'm out of COVID isolation, I'm back to my work of surveying the wildlife of all the cemeteries in Edinburgh that are managed by the city council. Today I returned to Newington Cemetery, one of the cemeteries that is particularly rich in wildlife.  


 It's nice to see that areas of the cemetery are allowed to grow wild - this area of white clover for instance is popular with a number of species of bee

The north part of the cemetery is a beautiful area of woodland, currently being enjoyed by several speckled wood butterflies, which were often chasing each other as they defended their territories (or their favourite sunbathing spot!)
 


There were also a few Pellucid Hoverflies (Volucella pellucens) which like to hover in the sunshine though this one did pose nicely for a photo


3 comments:

Jeff said...

Glad you are back outside and feeling better!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Thanks Jeff, so am I!

Soma @ InkTorrents.com said...

So happy to hear you are doing better! What a fascinating work and I love the photos.

-Soma