Monday 19 September 2022

Early Autumn in the Dells

We had a lovely bank holiday walk around the Dells along Edinburgh's Water of Leith today. It was a beautiful sunny day 


with the first hint of autumnal colours appearing in the trees.

There were good numbers of pollinating insects around later on during our walk, as the day got warmer. Including this bumblebee (either a Buff tailed Bumblebee or a White Tailed Bumblebee, I always find them difficult to tell apart, other than the queens). 

and good numbers of hoverflies including this Footballer (Helophilus pendulus)

and this Long Hoverfly (Sphaerophoria sp)

There were plenty of fungi about too, including this clump, which I haven't yet identified


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Soma @ said...

Looks like a beautiful walk, I specially like the second photo very much!


Lowcarb team member said...

Early Autumn in the Dells looks beautiful.
I did enjoy seeing your photographs.

Enjoy our Autumn days.

All the best Jan

Rambling Woods said...

Nice to see the pollinators are still out