Tagged: Butterflies

Christmas Robin - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 808_4318

Merry Christmas

Another great year in Somerset.  Not much snow but a host of beautiful colours, mists and sunsets marking the seasons. January The year started with the starlings roosting in the far western end of...

Golden Leaves - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 808_2084

Loxtons Marsh

As we are entering winter I could not fail to notice that autumn was still going strong at Loxtons Marsh on the RSPB Ham Wall nature reserve in Somerset.  Even butterflies were flying around! The...

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...

Lynchcombe Steps

Lynchcombe views are the best in Somerset.  Today, with its beautiful blue sky, and fluffy white clouds, the views were at their summer best.  So I had to take way to many landscape photographs.  Here are...

Wall (Lasiommata megera) - Draycott Sleights, Somerset, UK.

Draycott Walls

My return to Draycott Sleights attempting to find more Walls.  Not the wall of rock below but the Wall butterfly  (Lasiommata megera). It was early in the morning and after chasing a few old Chalkhill Blues...

Marbled White - Lynchcombe

Lynchcombe Steps

A few days ago I came across a group of Marbled White (Melanargia calathea) butterflies while walking around the edge of a field near Castle Cary. So today on one of my regular visits...

Large Skipper, Ochlodes sylvanus

Lynchcombe Steps

Today on Lynchcombe was a day of sunshine and showers. Butterfly Transect Getting a few more butterflies as summer attempts to start. June weather had been so poor on the weekends so this was...

Bee-fly (Bombyliidae) on Lynchcombe

Lynchcombe Steps

Lynchcombe is slowly waking up to spring.  The hawthorn is beginning to blossom and a few Early-purple orchids are starting to flower. Early-purples The Early-purple orchids (Orchis mascula) are mainly found in the combe under the trees.  These...

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...