Author: Jeff Bevan

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...

Church of St Dunstan - Baltonsborough, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_0806

South Somerset Churches

With the sun out it was a great day for a cycle trip around some of the villages of South Somerset. Baltonsborough I arrived in Baltonsborough just as the hay was being cut in...

Church of St Peter - Lydford-on-Fosse, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_0214P

Lydford On Fosse

West Lyford Tucked away in the countryside, out of sight from the busy cross roads of the Fosse Way (aka A37) and the B3153 is the small village of West Lydford. The River Blue...

Small Copper (Lycaena phlaeas) - Perry Mead, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_9704

Perry Mead

Perry Mead Perry Mead is a Somerset Wildlife Trust nature reserve in South Somerset.  Its a small but beautiful patch of grassland along the banks of the River Cary. To me there is a...

The Church of the Holy Trinity - Wyke Champflower, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_1350

Pitcombe Valley

I recently visited the church at the tiny village of Pitcombe near Wincanton in Somerset.  The church sits in a deep valley that cuts through the steep hills around Bruton.  This valley to a...

Compton Pauncefoot

April Back in April the trees were bare after the long cold winter. A few primroses poked through the ground in front of the church. May Now in May, the countryside has come to...