Bedfords Park, a former mansion, is run as a nature reserve by Essex Naturalists Trust. A new reserve for me, it had an abundance of wildlife including these grumpy Red Deer, lots of butterflies including White-letter Hairstreak, Small Copper, Small Heath and Comma. Also lots of Hoverflies for me to identify! It commands superb views over much of east London and into Kent. The last photo looks towards Woolwich with Shooters Hill on the skyline - where I learnt all my wildlife as a child!!