Tagged: Butterflies

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...

Cinnabar (Tyria jacobaeae) on Ragwort (Senecio jacobaea) - Braunton Burrows, Devon, UK. ID IMG_2826

Braunton Burrows

Behind the expanse of Saunton Sands in North Devon are the dunes of Braunton Burrows.  I have fond memories of a school visit to the burrows to study succession.  I cannot believe its so...

Bluebells - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_1229

Lynchcombe Update

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...

Woodland Bridge - Biddle Combe, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_0887

Biddle Combe

After many weeks with no computer after pouring grapefruit juice all over it I have finally been able to create another post. Biddle Combe Biddle is a narrow tangled Combe that starts in the...

Woodland Flowers - Kings Castle Wood, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_7379

King’s Castle

Kings Castle Wood This Somerset Wildlife Trust reserve sits above the small city of Wells.  The woodland floor is rich in wild flowers such as bluebells, wood anemones and wood violets. It is possible...

Lynchcombe - Somerset, UK. ID IMG_6722

Lynchcombe Update

Now the schools have broken up for the summer heat wave is coming to an end.  But it was still a beautiful, cooler, day up in the Mendip Hills at Lynchcombe. The Wall At...

Humming bird Hawk-moth (Macroglossum stellatarum) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 825_4246

Peacocks and Humming Birds

Sorry, no birds just butterflies and moths. Lynchcombe At the moment the Lynchcombe nature reserve on the Mendip Hills of Somerset is like a butterfly farm.  They certainly seem to be enjoying the hot...

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

Lynchcombe Update

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...

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...