Tagged: Butterflies

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...

Large Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanus) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 825_1232

Lynchcombe Update

After the cold spring June became very hot.  Lynchcombe soon turned green with fresh new leaves, very tall grass and lots of bracken. Lynchcombe This year dog rose was in flower in large numbers...

Hawthorn Berries - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JBA_0691

Lynchcombe Steps

Berries, mists and sunsets.  Autumn can be a special time at the Lynchcombe nature reserve. This Somerset Wildlife Trust reserve sits on the sunny south facing slopes of the Mendip Hills.  In autumn berries...

Lynchcombe Steps

My son is home from university and so we did a final walk together around Lynchcombe.  We did not expect to see many butterflies but it turned into a red admiral festival. Red Admirals...

Meadow Brown (Maniola jurtina) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID DSC_2788

Lynchcombe Steps

Back to Lynchcombe and the reserve’s only buddleia bush stole the show. The buddleia is known as the butterfly bush and it lived up to its name as silver-washed fritillaries danced around it flowers.  I’m...

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...