Category: Update

Lynchcombe - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 825_8213

Lynchcombe Update

The sun rises above Lynchcombe nature reserve on Easter Sunday. Easter Day at Lynchcombe Today I walked around Lynchcombe to check on the condition of the nature reserve following the recent blizzards.  Sheep are...

Lynchcombe Update

Lynchcombe Snow I am a volunteer warden at Lynchcombe for the Somerset Wildlife Trust so a visit during the snow from the east was essential. It was still snowing and blowing a gale. I...

Snow Blown - Deerleap, Nr Priddy, Somerset, UK. ID 825_2798

Lynchcombe Update

Beast from the East Known as the beast from the east the UK entered the deep freeze just as spring was getting going.  It must have come as a shock to this horse in...

Catkins - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 825_2617

Lynchcombe Update

Lynchcombe Spring Spring is arriving at Lynchcombe after a long winter.  Not much happens on this reserve over the winter mouths.  I am volunteer warden here and the past few months have been quite....

Fox - Lynchcombe

Lynchcombe Steps

Lynchcombe The Lynchcombe nature reserve on the Mendip Hills is a sunny south facing grassland slope.  It is a beautiful location that needs a lot of management to keep it this way. I am a volunteer reserve...

Split Trees - Deerleap, Somerset, UK. ID 824_4930

Lynchcombe Steps

I am a volunteer warden for the Lynchcombe nature reserve on the Mendip Hills of Somerset.  Not much happens in this Somerset Wildlife Trust during winter.  So today was a quick visit to check...

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...