Category: Update

Mother and Lamb - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 821_1520

Lynchcombe Steps

Spring on Lynchcombe and there are plenty of mothers and lambs around the reserve. This Somerset Wildlife Trust nature reserve is grazed by sheep to keep the grass short.  They are told to nibble...

Holly blue (Celastrina argiolus) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 821_9416

Lynchcombe Steps

Spring lambs and spring butterflies cover Lynchcombe. Lynchcombe is a Somerset Wildlife Trust nature reserve on the steep sunny south edge of the Mendip Hills with fantastic views across Somerset. I’m a volunteer warden for the...

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

Lynchcombe Steps

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...

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

Lynchcombe Steps

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...

Dark-edged Bee-fly (Bombylius major) - Somerset, UK. ID 810_4325

Lynchcombe Steps

I am the volunteer reserve manager for the Somerset Wildlife Trust reserve of Lynchcombe.  These grassland fields sit on the edge of the Mendip Hills looking out over the Somerset Levels. Spring Time During the winter...

First Primroses - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 810_1534

Lynchcombe Steps

One of the first signs of spiring on Lynchcombe nature reserve is the appearance of the first primroses. Today was a day of spring flowers and spring rain. Dark Clouds Dark clouds lurk behind the...

Fields trees dry stone walls and snow - Cooks Fields and Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 809_9006

Snow Frosting

Just before dawn I looked out my bedroom window.  Still full of cold I was feeling a little bit sorry for myself.  This all changed when I saw the thin layer of snow coating the car...

Frost at Lynchcombe - Somerset, UK. ID 809_5631

Lynchcombe Steps

I’m a volunteer warden for the Lynchcombe nature reserve owned by the Somerset Wildlife Trust. This year we have had a very mild winter in Somerset. Lynchcombe is a wonderful location so I headed up...

Lynchcombe in Winter - Somerset, UK. ID 808_8865

Lynchcombe Steps

A break from the starlings this morning for a walk around Lynchcombe.  I am a volunteer warden for this Somerset Wildlife Trust nature reserve on the Mendip Hills.  I wanted to stroll around checking...

First views of winter - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 808_1920

Lynchcombe Steps

It feels as if winter has arrived at Lynchcombe this week.  The first of this season’s gales have blown away the autumn colour from the sycamores at the top of the reserve.  We avoided the snow...