Back in May I visited Lynchcombe to check on the nature reserve for which I am a volunteer warden for the Somerset Wildlife Trust. It is September now and it has been another fascinating summer in the countryside. After a series of computer issues, broken cameras and a busy period at work its time to try and catch-up with my posts.
The bluebells are hanging on in the woodland of the sheltered combe.
Thistles are starting to pop up throughout the reserve.
A tiny little hazel leaf-rolling weevil going for a walk on a hazel leaf.
This grizzled skipper butterfly was a first for me on the reserve. It decided to rest in the middle of the path used by the sheep passing up and down the combe.
I’m not sure which ermine moth this is but it had put in a lot of hard work covering the thistle.
Speckled wood butterflies are normally the first I see each spring.
The brown argus butterflies were out in numbers.
As were the small heaths at the top of the reserve.