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
For Nature Notes.