Tagged: Common Darter

Sunset - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JBB_4313

Lynchcombe in October

October Catching up with another month at Lynchcombe.  The month when most of the insects disappear, the fungi come out and the days end in beautiful sunsets. This devil’s coach horse beetle was a...

The Vapourer (Orgyia antiqua) catapillar - Great Breach Wood, Somerset, UK. ID DSC_2491

Butterfly Glades

Great Breach Wood is a Somerset Wildlife Trust woodland in the middle of the county south of Glastonbury.  It still has lots of ash and oak trees, but today I wanted to explore its...

Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria) - Langford Heathfield, Somerset, UK. ID 826_1476

Langford Heathfield

A visit to the Somerset Wildlife Trust nature reserve of Langford Heathfield near Wellington in Somerset. Langford Heathfield This is a large reserve that has survived because it is common land protected from development...

Yarley Tree at Dawn

Coffee Time

Its the autumn equinox weekend but the weather is really bad.  Enough wind and rain for a year.  I’ve been going round in circles trying to design a book cover.  So what better way...

Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum) - Waldegrave Pond, Priddy, Somerset, UK. ID 825_8158

Darter Charts

After the summer the Waldegrave Pond up on the Mendip Hills is very dry. This patch of open water, and a couple of others about the same size, are all that remains. This is...

Lynchcombe - Somerset, UK. ID IG_6653

Lynchcombe Update

Over the years I have seen lots of dragonflies on Lynchcombe. This week was prime dragonfly season on this Somerset Wildlife Trust reserve. Sheep But as you climb over the stile into the reserve...

Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 825_6438

Lynchcombe Update

After a couple of months of butterflies its time for the dragonflies to dominate the Lynchcombe nature reserve. Migrant Hawkers It been about 5 years since there has been such large numbers of migrant...

Red-legged Shieldbug (Pentatoma rufipes) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 823_0922

Lynchcombe Steps

I went away for a couple of weeks only to return and find it feels more like autumn than the summer I left behind. The light of high summer has disappeared to be replaced of the...

Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 803_5217

Lynchcombe Steps

Lynchcombe does not have any ponds or river.  The only water on the reserve runs in from Deerleap through a pipe in a dry-stone wall then in the shade of dense tree cover it...

The Discovery Trail - Great Breach Wood, Somerset, UK. ID 808_1206

Discovery Trail

Today I found autumn on the Discovery Trail at Great Breach Wood in Somerset. The trail covers parts of this Somerset Wildlife Trust. It is well marked with posts providing details of nature and...