Before going into the woods I took this picture of the invasive alien Azolla filiculoides (seen here with Lesser Duckweed) on the lower pond.
Next to the pond was a small specimen of Celery-leaved Crowfoot in flower, and a couple of patches of Silverweed (Potentilla anserina). I saw a Hummingbird Hawkmoth nearby.
The meadow parallel to Abbey Rd was a-buzz with grasshoppers and still colourful, with Lady's Bedstraw, Corn Marigold, Cornflower, Wild Carrot and Musk Mallow in flower.
Thamesmead above bleached grass seedheads
Way better than all that over-mown grass !!