Post Category: Wildlife

Wildlife

Winter Wildlife Spotting

While it might be a bit chilly to be hanging around watching for wildlife at this time of year, its …

Blog

How will Climate Change affect the Water of Leith?

As #COP26 draws to close we are thinking of how climate change will affect the Water of Leith in the …

Planting
Blog

Native wildflower planting along the river boosts biodiversity and supports pollinators

For the last 15 years we have been creating ‘biodiversity boost’ sites along the river. These are sites which were …

News

Autumn Otter Image

This wonderful image of the otter from Tom Kelly @gowildedinburgh please do share your encounters with us

Blog

A river under pressure

With the COP26 conference is about to get underway we have been thinking about the work our river does for the city and its residents. However this summer the Water of Leith has been under great pressure and its beginning to show – could this be a consequence of climate change?

Learning

Water of Leith YouTubers!

We have been popping up content on youtube for a while now, recent uploads are helping to spread the word about what we do to manage the river and help students prepare for river study sessions

scything
Volunteers

Scything September

There is something evocative and beautiful about scything. Last month we upskilled our volunteer team and brought some more scythes to cut our meadow in the calm and time honoured way..all thanks to a private donation

Wildlife

Spongilla lacustris – SPONGES

Not quite enough to wash with but this amazing ‘animal’ was spotted by botanically minded volunteer Kate while wading for …

meadow
Volunteers

Marvelous Meadows

Our marvelous Meadows along the Water of Leith are full of life. This week volunteers removed invasive Himalayan Balsam & …

Kingfisher, Dave Stewart
Wildlife

Wonderful Kingfisher video and photos from Dave Stewart via Twitter

The urban noises mixed with the spring bird song is a bit off putting but great to see him catching lots of fish

Otter and Cub, Bill Brown
Wildlife

Beautiful Otter images of mother and cub captured by Bill Brown

Thank you Bill for allowing us to share these beautiful images from Water of Leith Edinburghs River facebook page – …

Volunteers

Wildflower Meadows Survey reveals increase in plant species in both Bells and Bogs Mill Meadow

Cracking the Secret Code! The Trust has created many wildflower meadow areas along the WOL with the aim of increasing plant biodiversity …

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