Following My Feet Following Jeff Bevan across Somerset

Small Blue (Cupido minimus) - Stoke Camp, Somerset, UK. ID 822_2803

Stoke Camp

Saturday morning and after a brief spell of early morning sunshine it was starting to rain. In this weather my butterfly transect on Lynchcombe was being put on hold. So instead I re-visited Stoke Camp...

Oxeye Daisies - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 822_2101

Ham Wall

My visit to Prospect Fields was shorter than expected so I headed back home.  The traffic was building so I decided to make a detour via the Avalon Marshes.  I was just avoiding the busy...

Praenubila form of the Four-spotted Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata) - Prospect Fields, Langport, Somerset, UK. ID 822_1934

Prospect Fields

Early this year I visited Aller Hill near Langport to photograph the woodland flowers.  I completely forgot that the Aller Hill SSSI also includes some grassland.  So today I put that right and made...

Swollen-thighed beetle (Oedemera nobilis) on Birds-foot-trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) - South Hill, Somerton, Somerset, UK. ID 822_1598

South Hill

South Hill is a postage stamp size nature reserve in South Somerset managed by the Somerset Wildlife Trust.  It has open access so I made a detour on the way home from work and spent...

Small Blue (Cupido minimus) - Stoke Camp, Somerset, UK. ID 822_1080

Small Blue

They say small is beautiful so today I headed up to the Stoke Camp reserve hoping to find the Small Blue (Cupido minibus) butterfly. Stoke Camp Stoke Camp is a nature reserve owned by...

Lynchcombe Steps

As the year makes the transition from spring to summer I expected to see a dip in the number of records on my butterfly survey across Lynchcombe. At this time of year hawthorn is in blossom...

Babcary Meadows - Somerset, UK. ID 822_0660

Babcary Meadows

I visited Babcary a few weeks ago.  Back then in April the hay meadows were still waiting for spring to arrive.  Today I returned to the meadows to see if things had progressed. The...

Oxeye Daisies - Anchor Hill, Wincanton, Somerset, UK. ID 822_0165

Whitstone Corner

I have been on the look out for fields of Oxeye Daises around Somerset.  So far this has not been successful instead I found a couple of truly magical roundabouts. Despite being very busy with traffic...

Bluebell Meadow - West Horrington, Somerset, UK. ID 822_0005

Spring Meadow

Today was the day I realised that spring was turning into summer. I started in beautiful Biddle Combe near Wells but was I was forced to leave the overgrown shade of the wood and explore the fields around...

Mother and Lamb - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 821_1520

Lynchcombe Steps

Spring on Lynchcombe and there are plenty of mothers and lambs around the reserve. This Somerset Wildlife Trust nature reserve is grazed by sheep to keep the grass short.  They are told to nibble...