Over the years I have seen lots of dragonflies on Lynchcombe. This week was prime dragonfly season on this Somerset Wildlife Trust reserve.
But as you climb over the stile into the reserve its sheep you notice first.
They do a great job of eating the grass, as they nibble around the rare plants.
Its not really autumn just yet but all the berries are out. Sloes, hawthorn and blackberries everywhere.
I keep looking out for brown hairstreak butterflies on the reserve – but with no luck (and probably with no skill). There is plenty of ash, oak and blackthorn that they love and lots of brambles. But I’ve never see one. I spent a lot of time looking high up in the trees. All I saw were speckled woods looking back.
There is virtually no water on the reserve but that does not stop it being covered in dragonflies.
Especially migrant hawkers and common darters.
Time for a rest.