Great Breach Wood
Today I visited the Somerset Wildlife Trust’s Great Breach Wood on the Polden Hills in the middle of Somerset. I wanted to check on the progress of autumn. How were those colours?
Surprisingly, hawthorn provided the brightest colours. Just the odd patch on the edge of the glades, but some very deep reds.
There were lots of common darters. They liked to perch high the trees where the low autumn sun still reached.
Peacock, red admiral, comma and specked wood butterflies were still flying around the glades and hedgerows at the edge of the wood.
Its been a fanastic year for the comma butterflies and there were still several feeding on the blackberry bushes.
Sheep sheltered under the trees at the edge of woodland with Gilling Down.