Depending on your point of view either the weather has turned properly seasonal or the big freeze has arrived. However, surely we can all agree that the trees have put on a very fine show this autumn with many of LCV's favourite sites showing a splendid range of reds, yellows and browns, beautifully set off by some surprisingly blue skies.
A particular favourite of mine was the chance to see scythes in action at Roslin Glen as we helped Alan the Ranger to spread his wildflower meadows into new areas. Two less frequently visited sites in East Lothian -Traprain Law and North Berwick Law - also offered an interesting look at some new techniques and types of habitat.
The SWT talk on wildlife crime was excellent and the ceilidh was most enjoyable, making a small profit. Upcoming tasks are looking exciting and the traditional Christmas Market trip and mulled wine and mince pie night are coming up so there will be lots of chances to enjoy the city and its surroundings at their wintry best. Three day tasks over New Year will even give you all the chance to work off those excess Christmas treats!