Category: Bluebells

GB Gruffy

I’m still catching up with May posts after a long break with a broken computer and trips away from home. GB Gruffy is a Somerset Wildlife Trust reserve with a very strange name. Gruffy, comes from...

Woodland Bluebells - Beacon Hill Woods, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_0681

Beacon Hill Wood

While sorting out some pictures for another website my friend pointed out that all my pictures of Beacon Hill Wood were taken during the autumn and winter.  There was a reason for this –...

Woodland Bridge - Biddle Combe, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_0887

Biddle Combe

After many weeks with no computer after pouring grapefruit juice all over it I have finally been able to create another post. Biddle Combe Biddle is a narrow tangled Combe that starts in the...

Bluebells in the Donkey Field - Uphill, North Somerset, UK. ID IMG_6243

Donkey Field

Donkey Field The village of Uphill is separated from its large neighbour, Weston-super-Mare, by a small green belt consisting of a Donkey Field and a tree plantation. The Donkey Field (aka Bluebell Field) is...

Bluebell Meadow - West Horrington, Somerset, UK. ID 822_0005

Spring Meadow

Today was the day I realised that spring was turning into summer. I started in beautiful Biddle Combe near Wells but was I was forced to leave the overgrown shade of the wood and explore the fields around...

Spring Hedge Laying - Lots Grassland, Somerset, UK. ID 821_0590

Lots Grassland and GB Gruffy

Lots Grassland is a Somerset Wildlife Trust nature reserve high up in the Mendip Hills.  Being high means this is an acid grassland on sandstone.  So a visit here makes a refreshing change from...

Spring in Longwood - Somerset, UK. ID 821_0461

Spring in Longwood

Today I made a return visit to Longwood.  On my previous visit the sun was very bright creating lots of harsh contrast.  Today I had hoped for some softer light – things did not go entirely to plan. Poor...

Bluebells - Longwood, Somerset, UK. ID 821_9861

Longwood Bluebells

Longwood is the spring jewel of the Mendip Hills in Somerset.  The wood is bursting with colour as bluebells carpet the woodland floor.  Amongst the flowers are butterflies such as this brimstone searching out pools of...

Swell Wood - Somerest, UK, ID 810_8233

Swell Wood

A second visit to RSPB Swell Wood, not to visit the brilliant herons, but instead I wanted to see the spring flowers on the Scarp Trail.  This walk is a sea of bluebells and yellow...

Bluebells in the Gorse Plantation - Wells, Somerset, UK. ID 810_8004

Gorse Plantation

The Gorse Plantation is a small patch of private woodland on Priors Hill above Wells in Somerset.  This time of year it has a carpet of bluebells A dry-stone wall runs alongside the wood.  The...