Author: Jeff Bevan

Bluebells in the Gorse Plantation - Wells, Somerset, UK. ID 810_8004

Gorse Plantation

The Gorse Plantation is a small patch of private woodland on Priors Hill above Wells in Somerset.  This time of year it has a carpet of bluebells A dry-stone wall runs alongside the wood.  The...

Swell Wood in Spring - Swell, Somerset, UK. ID 810_7789

Swell Wood

The ancient oaks of RSPB Swell Wood is part of the woodland stretching from Langport to the Blackdown Hills which I should visit more often.  This corner of South Somerset is truly a wonderland...

Bluebells at Steep Holm - Between Dulcote and Dinder, Somerset, UK. ID 810_7667

Steep Holm Wood

Steep Holm is a small wood between Dinder and Dulcote in Somerset.  The whole area is a patchwork of little woods and it is difficult to tell from the maps where one ends and another...

Speckled Wood (Pararge aegeria) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 810_6497

Lynchcombe Update

Lynchcombe in spring is coming to life.  A few flowers are blooming and my butterfly transect is well underway for another year.  And of course some fantastic sunsets over the Somerset Levels. Spring Flowers...

Bluebells of Park Wood - Nr Wells, Somerset, UK. ID 810_7544

Bluebell Dawn

After my recent visit to Park Wood to capture the bluebells in the evening light.  Today I got up early to witness the flowers at dawn. Bluebells The sun creeps up slowly creating pools of light and...

Donkey Field - Uphill, Somerset, UK. ID 810_7076

Donkey Field

The Donkey Field at Uphil in North Somerset is owned and managed by the Woodland Trust.  This small patch surrounded by iron railings provides some of the best displays of spring bulbs.  First the...

Bluebells - Park Wood, Somerset, UK. ID 810_6247

Bluebell Evening

To get the Easter weekend going I could not resist stopping off at Park Wood to see how the bluebells were progressing.  Easter is late this year and the bluebells have been even later...

Cowslips - Shepton Mallet, Somerset, UK. ID 810_6109

Cannards Grave

Jeff Body’s sheep that graze Cannards Grave roundabout at Shepton Mallet are rightly famous.  But in a roundabout way, it’s becoming just as famous for its spring flowers. The Flowers The roundabout was covered in snowdrops early...

Glastonbury Tor at Night - Somerset, UK. ID 810_5831

Glastonbury Tor

After the carpets of wood anemone stars of the woodland floor, today I looked up to the stars above Glastonbury Tor. The Perfect Night I go work at 6am in the morning and for...

Peacock butterfly (Inachis io) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK.

Lynchcombe Upate

I often visit Lynchcombe on the Mendip Hills in Somerset. Many times I wonder what surprises the reserve will have in store today. Sometimes nothing seems to be happening.  This is usually because I’m...