Category: Lynchcombe

Hawthorn Berries - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JBA_0691

Lynchcombe Steps

Berries, mists and sunsets.  Autumn can be a special time at the Lynchcombe nature reserve. This Somerset Wildlife Trust reserve sits on the sunny south facing slopes of the Mendip Hills.  In autumn berries...

Lynchcombe Steps

My son is home from university and so we did a final walk together around Lynchcombe.  We did not expect to see many butterflies but it turned into a red admiral festival. Red Admirals...

Meadow Brown (Maniola jurtina) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID DSC_2788

Lynchcombe Steps

Back to Lynchcombe and the reserve’s only buddleia bush stole the show. The buddleia is known as the butterfly bush and it lived up to its name as silver-washed fritillaries danced around it flowers.  I’m...

Autumn Bracken - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 823_2615

Lynchcombe Steps

Lynchcombe looked beautiful in the blue skies of late summer. Small Coppers The small coppers were still around having moved from the open grassland down into the combe. The brown argus  have followed their every...

Lynchcombe Steps

As summer days are drawing in and as autumn approaches I hope we get a few more weeks of warm weather. Butterflies Another weekly butterfly transect around Lynchcombe.  Every week there are new surprises. The small...

Glastonbury Tor through the mists of Avalon - Somerset, UK. ID JB3_9606

Mist Season

As the warmth of summer becomes a memory the famous Somerset mist season begins. Lynchcombe and the neighbouring fields of Deerleap are the perfect spot for seeing the morning mists over the Somerset Levels. First Mist Last...

Taking shade at Lynchcombe - Somerset, UK. ID 807_5817

Lynchcombe Steps

Fixed point photograph day.  Each year I take a series of photographs from the same spot. The series above was collated last year and shows the last 9 years.  Not surprisingly, this year we...

Small Copper (Lycaeena phlaeas) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. 823_1405

Lynchcombe Steps

Another butterfly transect on Lynchcombe and it feels like the beginning of the end of the season Lynchcombe does not do end of season butterflies and they were all looking a bit worn out....

Red-legged Shieldbug (Pentatoma rufipes) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 823_0922

Lynchcombe Steps

I went away for a couple of weeks only to return and find it feels more like autumn than the summer I left behind. The light of high summer has disappeared to be replaced of the...

Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 803_5217

Lynchcombe Steps

Lynchcombe does not have any ponds or river.  The only water on the reserve runs in from Deerleap through a pipe in a dry-stone wall then in the shade of dense tree cover it...