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I’m a very keen naturalist and thought it would be interesting to have a look at the wildlife in the grounds of Granton Parish Church where Granton Goes Greener is based. This is just an introductory post, I hope to do more in the future.

Granton Parish Church has a lovely churchyard with a number of shrubs and trees that are great for wildlife.

Blackbirds have nested in the grounds and the flowering shrubs attract a variety of bees and white butterflies.

Plus a pied hoverfly visited recently! I tried to get its photo but it wouldn’t stay still so this is a photo of a pied hoverfly I saw in Spylaw Park recently. There are around 250 species of hoverflies in the UK, they’re fascinating insects that are harmless but mimic stinging insects such as wasps and bees.

If anyone is interested in exploring the nature in the kirkyard please let me know! Similarly if you have seen interesting wildlife in the grounds please let me know!

Faith Action for Nature is a great project, encouraging churches in Scotland to look after wildlife and manage their grounds for nature. They have resources on their website – you can see the Summer resource pack here!