We had a lovely walk along the Union Canal today. Many of the flowers are fruiting or seeding now. I love the way you can see the individual 'peas' in the pods of this tufted vetch
the meadow vetchling also is in pod now
but there are still a lot of flowers in bloom, these are in the wildflower meadow in Harrison Park, next to the Union Canal
and the insects are still enjoying the blooms, like this hoverfly
and this bumble bee
Meanwhile the mallard ducklings are almost grown up now
and if you look closely you can see the green coming into the heads of the young males (though admittedly this could equally be an adult male regaining his breeding plumage after the summer eclipse (moult period).