We had a lovely evening walk yesterday along the Union Canal.
The ox eye daisies by the steps up to the canal are wonderful
while by the canal path, the edge of the verge has been mown to allow walkers to move aside to let cyclists pass and the rest is left wild, and is currently full of wildflowers including these tufted vetch (the purple flowers) and the meadow vetchling (the yellow flowers, though i may be wrong with this id, yellow vetches are particularly tricky to identify, i always find).
We met these young mallards, all sleeping in a pile,being watched over
We were less than happy to find that although Edinburgh Council sometimes gets it right with roadside, pathside and canalside verges (see the first two photos here and this post from yesterday
) sometimes they get it horribly wrong, as with this pathside verge between the canal and a local park.
So we were quite sad as we walked home but then we saw this lovely sunset
The charity Plantlife
is currently campaigning for local authorities in the Uk to manage roadside and other verges better for wildlife. You can find out more here
Hello, it does look like a lovely walk with the beautiful flowers and cute ducks. The sunset is pretty too. Have a happy weekend!
love the blooms and cute duck pile.
Nice photos, looks a great walk. Shame about that grass verge though.
It makes me happy that (at least it seems to me) you and Crafty Green Boyfriend truly enjoy each other's company.
Duck Pile with Guardians is quite delightful.
:) m & jb
What a beautiful walk!
Habitat, habitat, habitat ... that is sort of the mantra here. So easy to destroy, so hard to make more of. No wonder so many species are in decline.
You're so very observant - most people would walk past these things without a thought.
our evening walk
toward the sunset
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