Tagged: Butterflies

Sheep - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_5284

Lynchcombe Steps

Sheep and Butterflies It’s July, the sun is out and Lynchcombe is covered in sheep and butterflies.  Also, horse flies and ticks so take care! Most of the sheep were under the trees taking...

Meadow Brown - St Michaels Church,Brent Knoll, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_6924

Brent Knoll

A village and a hill I have been on some long cycle rides recently.  Today I had a ride to the sea side stopping off at the village of Brent Knoll on the way...

Break in the weather - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_4586H

Lynchcombe Steps

Lynchcombe Catching up on another month of visits to the Lynchcombe nature reserve.  The site has fantastic views across Somerset, and June provided some clear evenings with glorious colours. At the top of the...

Hawthorm in Bloom - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_1581

Lynchcombe Steps

Lynchcombe Nature Reserve During spring the volunteering activities organised by the Somerset Wildlife Trust closed down as the country tackled the pandemic.  Then in May things started to very slowly return to normal.  Now...

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 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...

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...