Wildlife by month


October is the perfect time to visit the woods and enjoy the colours of autumn as the leaves turn yellow, orange and red. Mushrooms of all types and colours are visible now. You can discover lots of seeds and nuts on the forest floor.

Image of Sulfur fungi

Sulfur fungi

image of a Waxcap the howe fungi

Waxcap the howe

Edinburgh bigger woodlands are found at

  • Craigmillar Castle Park
  • Corstorphine Hill
  • Ravelston Woods
  • Hermitage of Braid
  • Cammo estate.
image of Raveslton Woods

Raveslton Woods

image of woodland on Corstorphine Hill

Corstorphine Hill