The wild flower meadow is beginning to look a little brown and dry now. The orchids have all lost their flowers and the Yellow Rattle is busy setting seed. Grasses are drying in the sun but the Red Clover is still looking good.
Further along our walk, we encountered a foreign invader. Himalayan Balsam () is bad news in the countryside as it begins to take over with it's aggressive, explosive seed dispersal system. But they are still nice to look at.
This particular plant seemed to have a darker pink flower than we are used to seeing. I suppose we should have pulled the plants up and destroyed them before they get hold, but we didn't.