Author: Jeff Bevan

Lynchcombe - Somerset, UK. ID IG_6653

Lynchcombe Update

Over the years I have seen lots of dragonflies on Lynchcombe. This week was prime dragonfly season on this Somerset Wildlife Trust reserve. Sheep But as you climb over the stile into the reserve...

Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 825_6438

Lynchcombe Update

After a couple of months of butterflies its time for the dragonflies to dominate the Lynchcombe nature reserve. Migrant Hawkers It been about 5 years since there has been such large numbers of migrant...

Lynchcombe - Somerset, UK. ID IMG_6722

Lynchcombe Update

Now the schools have broken up for the summer heat wave is coming to an end.  But it was still a beautiful, cooler, day up in the Mendip Hills at Lynchcombe. The Wall At...

Lamyat Summer Dawn - Somerset, UK. ID 825_6335H

Lamyat Summer Dawn

Lamyat Lamyat is small parish in the middle of Somerset north of the town of Castle Cary.  At the west end the fields are flat while the east is dominated by the 199m high Creech Hill....

Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus) - Draycott Sleights, Somerset, UK. ID 825_5491

Chalkhill Blues

Draycott Sleights is a Somerset Wildlife Trust nature reserve on the warm south facing slopes of the Mendip Hills. Chalkhill Blues Enter the reserve through the main gate on the left up a very...

Beacon Hill Woods - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 825_4937H

Beacon Seasons

Beacon Hill Woods The Beacon Hill woods are one of my favourites woods.  High on the hills above Shepton Mallet in Somerset it it full of history.   I recently joined the Beacon Hill...

Nursery Web Spider (Pisaura mirabilis) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 825_3912

Lynchcombe Update

The grassland of the Lynchcombe nature reserve on the Mendip Hills is looking cooked. The sides of the central combe (valley) are brown but the sheltered trees are still looking good.  I like this...

White lipped Snail (Cepaea hortensis) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 825_5108

Why do snails climb grass?

Lynchcombe is looking great in the hot summer weather.  Most of the bracken is still green, but the grass is very brown.  Lots of snails have climbed high up the grass.  Why? Why do...

Humming bird Hawk-moth (Macroglossum stellatarum) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 825_4246

Peacocks and Humming Birds

Sorry, no birds just butterflies and moths. Lynchcombe At the moment the Lynchcombe nature reserve on the Mendip Hills of Somerset is like a butterfly farm.  They certainly seem to be enjoying the hot...

Golden Bracken - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 825_3273

Lynchcombe Update

Some Like It Hot The heat wave goes on and on.  I really like it.  But the grass that was very very long early in the year is now very very long and brown.  Still...