Tagged: Bracken

Lynchcombe Lookout - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_8225

Lynchcombe Lookout

The Lookout Outside the immediate area around your home and work there can be few places that you have visited hundreds of times.  For me the Lynchcombe lookout is one of those places. As...

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...

Under the bracken - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_9307

Lynchcombe Steps

I’m still catching up with posts after a long break with a broken computer and trips away from home. Lynchcombe Nature Reserve I was back up the Mendip Hills to check on the Lynchcombe...

Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria) - Langford Heathfield, Somerset, UK. ID 826_1476

Langford Heathfield

A visit to the Somerset Wildlife Trust nature reserve of Langford Heathfield near Wellington in Somerset. Langford Heathfield This is a large reserve that has survived because it is common land protected from development...

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...

Taking shade at Lynchcombe - Somerset, UK. ID 807_5817

Lynchcombe Steps

Fixed point photograph day.  Each year I take a series of photographs from the same spot. The series above was collated last year and shows the last 9 years.  Not surprisingly, this year we...

Red-legged Shieldbug (Pentatoma rufipes) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 823_0922

Lynchcombe Steps

I went away for a couple of weeks only to return and find it feels more like autumn than the summer I left behind. The light of high summer has disappeared to be replaced of the...

Frost at Lynchcombe - Somerset, UK. ID 809_5631

Lynchcombe Steps

I’m a volunteer warden for the Lynchcombe nature reserve owned by the Somerset Wildlife Trust. This year we have had a very mild winter in Somerset. Lynchcombe is a wonderful location so I headed up...

Comma (Polygonia c-album) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. id 807_9840

Lynchcombe Steps

In the middle of September when the hot summer days of August are still in our minds we suddenly find ourselves in autumn.  During a walk around Lynchcombe I discovered that the berries and brown colours...