Back on the Discovery Trail through the Great Breach Wood in the heart of Somerset.
At this time of year you cannot miss the large silver-washed fritillary butterflies gliding through the rides and resting in the trees. Do not forget to look up when walking through a wood.
The Discovery Trail takes you on a level 2km walk around the Somerset Wildlife Trust reserve. It links a wonderful series of rides and open glades
Parking is available at the Combe Hill car park plus a few spaces at the forestry entrance just down the road.
A classic butter coloured butterfly feed on the brambles that line the rides and forest tracks.
Along the trail are information posts describing the nature and history of the woodland.
The glades are mini grasslands and attract butterflies such as this comma.
Every few hundred yards are open sunny glades. Full of wildflowers that take advantage of the sunlight.
Thistles attract marbled white and skipper butterflies
If you are quite you can hear roe deer walking deep in the wood. Get ready with your camera and if you are lucky one will dash across the ride.
At this time of year butterflies are mating everywhere. Often while hiding under leaves or high up in the trees.
A Dog Barks
Of course dog walkers use the trail. When a dog barks you may see a deer dash passed.
With several broods during the year these character full butterflies could be seen at any time.
Don’t miss the opportunity for a quick de-tour to enjoy the views from the edge of the woodland.