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Small Copper (Lycaena phlaeas) on Wild Marjoram (Origanum vulgare) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_9495

Lynchcombe in September

September I’ve been so busy this year at work, and cycling everywhere, so it is time for another late catch up with another whole month at Lynchcombe. September is the transition month sitting between...

The Vapourer (Orgyia antiqua) catapillar - Great Breach Wood, Somerset, UK. ID DSC_2491

Butterfly Glades

Great Breach Wood is a Somerset Wildlife Trust woodland in the middle of the county south of Glastonbury.  It still has lots of ash and oak trees, but today I wanted to explore its...

Small Copper (Lycaena phlaeas) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_7483

Lynchcombe in August

The height of summer on the south facing slopes of Mendip Hills in Somerset.  On the Somerset Wildlife Trust nature reserve at Lynchcombe the musk thistles are still doing well so are the small...

Cinnabar (Tyria jacobaeae) on Ragwort (Senecio jacobaea) - Braunton Burrows, Devon, UK. ID IMG_2826

Braunton Burrows

Behind the expanse of Saunton Sands in North Devon are the dunes of Braunton Burrows.  I have fond memories of a school visit to the burrows to study succession.  I cannot believe its so...

Hummingbird Hawk Moth (Macroglossum stellatarum) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_4600

Lynchcombe in July

Lynchcombe Lynchcombe is a Somerset Wildlife Trust nature reserve high up on the sunny south facing ridge of the Mendip Hills.  This July it has been dominated by musk thistles. The nodding heads of...

Almshouses from St Cuthberts Church - Wells, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_6760- Wells, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_6775

St Cuthberts Open Day

  Recent open days at St Cuthbert’s church in the Hot Fuzz city of Wells in Somerset.  For a few pounds you could climb the narrow spiral steps up to the top of the...

Draycott Sleight

Draycott Sleights

Draycott Sleights High up on the southern ridge of the Mendip Hills the sleights with their endless views across the Somerset Levels are a big draw with photographers. This Somerset Wildlife Trust nature reserve...

A303 habitat creation - Compton Pauncefoot, Somerset, UK. ID DSC_3058

A303

Beautiful verge alongside the busy A303 dual carriageway through Somerset this summer. Wild flowers for every motorist to see.

Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID DSC_2689

Collard Hill

Collard Hill Exciting times up on Collard Hill near to the town of Street for the annual appearance of the rare large blue butterfly.  However, it was the common blue that put on the...

Bluebells - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_1229

Lynchcombe Update

Back in May I visited Lynchcombe to check on the nature reserve for which I am a volunteer warden for the Somerset Wildlife Trust.  It is September now and it has been another fascinating...