Tagged: Butterflies

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...

Chalkhill Blue (Polyommatus coridon) - Draycott Sleights, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_0266

Draycott Sleights

Last post I mentioned that I won a photography competition, what I did not mention was that I won a fantastic new camera with a macrro zoom. So on the first opportunity I took...

Small Copper (Lycaeena phlaeas) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 823_9599

Lynchcombe Steps

Having a wild thyme on Lynchcombe even when the coppers arrived. Sorry, but today on the steep slopes of the combe in Lynchcombe there were some beautiful and unexpected small coppers (Lycaeena phlaeas) feeding on...

Comma (Polygonia c-album) - Great Breach Wood, Somerset, UK. ID 822_9274

Rediscovery Trail

Back on the Discovery Trail through the Great Breach Wood in the heart of Somerset. Silver-Washed Fritillaries At this time of year you cannot miss the large silver-washed fritillary butterflies gliding through the rides...

Marbled White (Melanargia calathea) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 823_0224

Lynchcombe Steps

After the trips to Great Breach Wood it was time for Lynchcombe to demonstrate it can serve up its share of silver-washed fritillaries.  It did not disappoint. Silver-washed Fritillaries The silver-washed fritillaries were still...

Common Red Soldier Beetle (Rhagonycha fulva) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 822_8568

Lynchcombe Steps

Today was another walk around the Somerset Wildlife Trust Lynchcombe reserve where I am a volunteer warden. During last weeks visit I had to ring up the farmer to help return some sheep back into the...