Lynchcombe Steps

Berries, mists and sunsets.  Autumn can be a special time at the Lynchcombe nature reserve.

Hawthorn Berries - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JBA_0691

Hawthorn Berries – Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JBA_0691

This Somerset Wildlife Trust reserve sits on the sunny south facing slopes of the Mendip Hills.  In autumn berries appear across its steep grasslands, woods and scrub.

Autumn Berries

Hawthorn.

Hawthorn Berries - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JBA_0702

Hawthorn Berries – Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JBA_0702

Sloe.

Blackthorn Berries - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JB4_8314

Blackthorn Berries – Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JB4_8314

Blackberries.

Comma (Polygonia c-album)

Comma (Polygonia c-album) – Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 823_4505

Comma butterflies have had a spectacular year with huge numbers being recorded.  This one resting on blackberries creates a picture of autumn.

Fungi

This is great time of year to look out for fungi.

Bracken fungus on Willow - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JB4_8329

Bracken fungus on Willow – Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JB4_8329

Autumn Views

Autumn is a brief and varied season squeezed in between summer and winter.  Sometimes the days offer a reminder of summer with beautiful blue skies.  Some mornings the mist fills the views across the levels, then in the evening the sunset fills the sky.

Lynchcombe from Deerleap - Somerset, UK. ID 808_0294

Lynchcombe from Deerleap – Somerset, UK. ID 808_0294

Henton Mist from Lynchcombe - Somerset, UK. ID 804_9981

Henton Mist from Lynchcombe – Somerset, UK. ID 804_9981

Lynchcombe Sunset - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JBB_4298

Lynchcombe Sunset – Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JBB_4298

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