A visit to the Somerset Wildlife Trust nature reserve of Langford Heathfield near Wellington in Somerset.
This is a large reserve that has survived because it is common land protected from development and agriculture. This was my first visit to the reserve and I was looking forward to some autumn colour.
The reserve is a mix of woodland and open heathland. The bracken was full of colour.
In the open heathland the mature oak trees provide a great focal point.
While in the woods their canopy covers the wooden walkways.
The walkways through the wood make strolling around a pleasure. They are a key feature of the reserve and I should have taken more pictures of them.
The reserve is a great location to see the poisonous Fly Agaric toadstools. Do not touch them!
They were everywhere.
Your classic red toadstool with white spots.
On this warm day there were loads of common darters flying around the glades.
You cannot miss the fabulous little shetland ponies.