Category: Update

Spring Grassland - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_9058P

Lynchcombe Update

Lynchcombe Nature Reserve Middle of May is probably my favourite time of year.  The spring flowers are out and summer is just over the horizon.  At Lynchcombe, following Blackthorn, the Hawthorn trees are out...

Under the bracken - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_9307

Lynchcombe Update

I’m still catching up with posts after a long break with a broken computer and trips away from home. Lynchcombe Nature Reserve I was back up the Mendip Hills to check on the Lynchcombe...

Comma (Polygonia c-album) on Blackthorn (Prunus spinos) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_6765

Lynchcombe Update

Lynchcombe Recently Somerset Wildlife Trust contractors and volunteers have been out clearing scrub and fixing fences around the nature reserve. There are still plenty of sheep sharing the steep Lynchcombe fields with those higher...

Beech Trees - Cooks Fields, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 827_7922

Lynchcombe Update

Winter has been very mild so far and not much is happening around Lynchcombe. A brief break from the uniform grey sky.  A chance for a family walk after Christmas. I tried to place the silhouettes...

Autumn Leaves - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 826_2809

Lynchcombe Update

Another visit to the Lynchcombe nature reserve on the slopes of the Mendip Hills in Somerset. Lynchcombe As a volunteer reserve warden I keep an eye on this reserve for the Somerset Wildlife Trust....

Small White (Pieris rapae) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 825_8799

Lynchcombe Update

Chance to visit Lynchcombe to check on the reserve.  Its a time of change as summer beings to fade.  The berries are out, while the flowers and their butterflies are disappearing. Late Summer Late summer...

Sheep - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 825_7525

Lynchcombe Update

I got back from holiday climbing mountains in the Lake District so where better to go than the steep Lynchcombe nature reserve on the edge of the Mendip Hills in Somerset. Lynchcombe Lots of...

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...