After the cold spring June became very hot. Lynchcombe soon turned green with fresh new leaves, very tall grass and lots of bracken.
This year dog rose was in flower in large numbers across the nature reserve.
The butterflies were starting to appear such as these large skippers.
The speckled wood butterflies covered the reserve in large numbers during June. They love the hedgerows and woodland edges. Soon they will be all over the brambles.
The brimstone is one of the first butterflies to appear and was still hanging around.
The chimney sweeper moth was out in huge numbers across the neighbouring Deerleap field and the top end of Lynchcombe.
I could not resist photographing these horseflies doing want they do when they are not bitting using.
I was good to see this brightly coloured froghopper.
Management work continues on the reserve. The Somerset Wildlife Trust clearing scrub to create corridors for bats.