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View from a picnic bench - Deerleap, Somerest, UK. ID DSC_3260

Lynchcombe Update

Time to catch-up on Lynchcombe for June. Hot Summer I often see foxes on Lynchcombe, but during this June I saw them on every visit.  It was so hot that they could not be...

Meadow Brown (Maniola jurtina) on Oxeye Daisies - Ivythorn Hill, Somerset, UK. ID 825_2031

Large Blue

Back to Collard Hill On my last visit to Collard Hill it was too hot to photograph butterflies.  They rarely settled, instead they flew passed quickly disappearing over the horizon.  Today, a change to more...

Small Heath (Coenonympha pamphilus) - Collard Hill, Somerset, UK. ID 825_1919

Collard Hill

Last year I visited Green Down hoping to photograph the rare large blue butterfly.  This year I decided to give Collard Hill a try. Collard Hill is owned by the National Trust and they have...

Large Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanus) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 825_1232

Lynchcombe Update

After the cold spring June became very hot.  Lynchcombe soon turned green with fresh new leaves, very tall grass and lots of bracken. Lynchcombe This year dog rose was in flower in large numbers...

Perry Mead - Somerset, UK. ID 825_1079P

Perry Mead

Perry Mead In the blue skies of summer the yellow fields of the Somerset Wildlife Trust’s Perry Mead reserve look wonderful. This year the grass is so tall everywhere. Dragonflies and Damselflies First opportunity...

Spring Morning - Longwood, Somerset, UK. ID 825_0621H

Colours of May

This summer has been so busy.  So I have decided the only way to catch up is to write a single post for the whole of May. The Colours of May Spring is a...

Glastonbury Abbey Orchard - Somerset, UK. ID DSC_2252

Glastonbury Spring

Glastonbury Spring This has been such a busy spring.  Not much time for taking pictures and even less for posting them.  So on a quick catch-up, a group of us visited the Chalice Well...

Cowslip Verge - Shepton Mallet, Somerset, UK. ID 825_9151

Cowslips in the Headlights

First, apologies for the long gap since my last post.  I have a backlog of comments to look at, which is really bad – sorry.   In the meantime at the start of the...

Dandelion Field - Yarley, Somerset, UK. ID 825_8962

Dandelions Everywhere

Yellow dandelions are appearing all over Somerset. Dandelions Dandelions close their flowers in the cold and dark.  Despite there being millions of flowers the weather has been so bad that catching them open has...

Chipmonk - Bryce Canyon, Utah.

Chipmunks

Think of this as a sort of guest post as it a major diversion from my trips around Somerset.  I mentioned in an earlier post that I have been on holiday in Utah. I...