Tagged: Aricia agestis

Small Copper (Lycaena phlaeas) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_7483

Lynchcombe in August

The height of summer on the south facing slopes of Mendip Hills in Somerset.  On the Somerset Wildlife Trust nature reserve at Lynchcombe the musk thistles are still doing well so are the small...

Bluebells - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_1229

Lynchcombe Steps

Back in May I visited Lynchcombe to check on the nature reserve for which I am a volunteer warden for the Somerset Wildlife Trust.  It is September now and it has been another fascinating...

Small Copper (Lycaena phlaeas) - Perry Mead, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_9704

Perry Mead

Perry Mead Perry Mead is a Somerset Wildlife Trust nature reserve in South Somerset.  Its a small but beautiful patch of grassland along the banks of the River Cary. To me there is a...

Spring Grassland - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_9058P

Lynchcombe Steps

Lynchcombe Nature Reserve Middle of May is probably my favourite time of year.  The spring flowers are out and summer is just over the horizon.  At Lynchcombe, following Blackthorn, the Hawthorn trees are out...

Golden Bracken - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 825_3273

Lynchcombe Steps

Some Like It Hot The heat wave goes on and on.  I really like it.  But the grass that was very very long early in the year is now very very long and brown.  Still...

Autumn Bracken - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 823_2615

Lynchcombe Steps

Lynchcombe looked beautiful in the blue skies of late summer. Small Coppers The small coppers were still around having moved from the open grassland down into the combe. The brown argus  have followed their every...

Lynchcombe Steps

As summer days are drawing in and as autumn approaches I hope we get a few more weeks of warm weather. Butterflies Another weekly butterfly transect around Lynchcombe.  Every week there are new surprises. The small...

Brown Argus (Aricia agestis)

Lynchcombe Steps

Butterfly transect on Lynchcombe again today.  Very hot, and the reserve is very dry but it looks good after a lot of scrub and bracket clearance.  Some interesting butterflies about such as Brown Argus (Aricia...

Lynchcombe Steps

Brown Argus (Aricia agestis) – Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. This may not be a rare butterfly in the UK, but it was a first for me at the Lynchcombe reserve for which I’m the voluntary...