Elder trees are ladened with berries here in the Highlands.

The richly coloured sour berries grow from late summer to autumn and provide a tasty meal for mammals like bank voles and birds like the mistle thrush. It was said that an elder planted by your house would keep the devil away. Luckily, we have one at Wild Alba Tours HQ ready for Halloween. Phew!

Have you spotted an elder tree with berries this autumn yet?

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