Post Category: Wildlife

Wildlife

Magic Mayflies

Wonderful photo of a mayfly emerging on the river this week by David Stevens. How much do you know about these fascinating creatures?

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Giant Hogweed work gets underway

Regular readers will know that we work each year to tackle this toxic and invasive plant which loves to grow …

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Spring volunteering its rubbish, oh and railings, path edges, drains, willow fences …..

All the rakes, brushes & cutting tools have been given a huge work out over the last few months to …

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Volunteers get to know their Bryophytes !

While wading in the river the conservation team often notice masses of different mosses and liverworts that are blanketing the riverbank in layers. Species changing with the river levels, light, temperature, geology, and habitat. Winter is a great time to work on your Bryophytes Identification as other plants are still dormant allowing one to get a closer look at this wonderful micro world.

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Eels can climb! So we make ropes to help them scale the rivers barriers

Volunteers Make Eel Ropes with Jack Wooton from Forth Rivers Trust

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Plants of the Dells by Juliet Wilson

Volunteer Juliet shares her experiences of wild plants along the river in the Dells

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Winter Wildlife Spotting

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

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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
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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 …

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Autumn Otter Image

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

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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?

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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

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