We had a lovely trip to Figgate Park
today, it's looking very colourful with all the flowers at the moment
The burn is full of water crowfoot
The pictorial flower meadow is looking beautiful
the insect hotel is currently in bloom too, offering plenty of foods for the hotel's residents
though this Syrphus hoverfly preferred the thistles
and this marmalade hoverfly preferred a dandelion
The water lilies are in flower
and being enjoyed by insects, including this common wasp
This common spotted orchid was tucked away in the undergrowth - I seem to be seeing more of these orchids than usual this year!
There weren't as many birds around as normal, but we enjoyed watching this family of mute swans, with greylag geese and a family of mallards in the background
You may find it difficult to find male mallards at this time of year, this is because they are in eclipse - they're moulting and have taken on plumage very similar to the females, but if you look carefully you can see a little bit of green in this male's head
We didn't see many smaller birds at all, but they are well provided for with this new bird feeder
Insect hotel - I like that!
A nice trip indeed, very fine images!
What a lovely place to walk on a summer`s afternoon!
It has been a good year for orchids down here in Southern England.
Who could not love a field of wildflowers?
sounds and looks like a lovely day there.
sweet summer photos of flowers.
those tiny water flowers grow in my ponds. their flowers have already come and gone this season.
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