Tagged: Butterflies

Lynchcombe - Somerset, UK. ID 822_6878

Lynchcombe Steps

An extremely hot day promised much at Lynchcombe.  Would the butterflies come out and get counted? Comma It is possible to see comma butterflies at anytime of the year even on warm winter days...

Large Blue (Maculinea arion) - Green Down, Somerset, UK. ID 822_5000

Large Blues III

Return visit in the evening to Green Down to photograph the large blue butterflies. Wild Tyme The large blue butterfly is very rare.  One of the reasons must be its complicated lifecycle.  The caterpillars...

Small Blue (Cupido minimus) - Stoke Camp, Somerset, UK. ID 822_2803

Stoke Camp

Saturday morning and after a brief spell of early morning sunshine it was starting to rain. In this weather my butterfly transect on Lynchcombe was being put on hold. So instead I re-visited Stoke Camp...

Swollen-thighed beetle (Oedemera nobilis) on Birds-foot-trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) - South Hill, Somerton, Somerset, UK. ID 822_1598

South Hill

South Hill is a postage stamp size nature reserve in South Somerset managed by the Somerset Wildlife Trust.  It has open access so I made a detour on the way home from work and spent...

Small Blue (Cupido minimus) - Stoke Camp, Somerset, UK. ID 822_1080

Small Blue

They say small is beautiful so today I headed up to the Stoke Camp reserve hoping to find the Small Blue (Cupido minibus) butterfly. Stoke Camp Stoke Camp is a nature reserve owned by...

Lynchcombe Steps

As the year makes the transition from spring to summer I expected to see a dip in the number of records on my butterfly survey across Lynchcombe. At this time of year hawthorn is in blossom...

Mother and Lamb - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 821_1520

Lynchcombe Steps

Spring on Lynchcombe and there are plenty of mothers and lambs around the reserve. This Somerset Wildlife Trust nature reserve is grazed by sheep to keep the grass short.  They are told to nibble...

Spring Hedge Laying - Lots Grassland, Somerset, UK. ID 821_0590

Lots Grassland

Lots Grassland is a Somerset Wildlife Trust nature reserve high up in the Mendip Hills.  Being high means this is an acid grassland on sandstone.  So a visit here makes a refreshing change from...

Perry Mead

Perry Mead is a Somerset Wildlife Trust nature reserve in the heart of the Somerset.   This neutral grassland sits on the north side of Perry Hill stretching down to the meandering River Cary near Perrys...

Bluebells - Longwood, Somerset, UK. ID 821_9861

Longwood Bluebells

Longwood is the spring jewel of the Mendip Hills in Somerset.  The wood is bursting with colour as bluebells carpet the woodland floor.  Amongst the flowers are butterflies such as this brimstone searching out pools of...