Tagged: Cowslips

Speckled Wood (Pararge aegeria) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 810_6497

Lynchcombe Steps

Lynchcombe in spring is coming to life.  A few flowers are blooming and my butterfly transect is well underway for another year.  And of course some fantastic sunsets over the Somerset Levels. Spring Flowers...

Donkey Field - Uphill, Somerset, UK. ID 810_7076

Donkey Field

The Donkey Field at Uphil in North Somerset is owned and managed by the Woodland Trust.  This small patch surrounded by iron railings provides some of the best displays of spring bulbs.  First the...

Cowslips - Shepton Mallet, Somerset, UK. ID 810_6109

Cannards Grave

Jeff Body’s sheep that graze Cannards Grave roundabout at Shepton Mallet are rightly famous.  But in a roundabout way, it’s becoming just as famous for its spring flowers. The Flowers The roundabout was covered in snowdrops early...

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...

Bumble Bee on Bluebell, Ivythorn Hill

Ivythorn Hill

Ivythorn Hill near Street, in Somerset, is mostly visited by those using the local Youth Hostel or going to Collard Hill to find Large Blue Butterflies. But it is a wonderful strip of calcareous...

Cowslips, Primula veris

Uphill Nature Reserve

Uphill local nature reserve is a patch of semi-improved calcareous grassland sitting on a big lump of carboniferous limestone. The grassland supports a diverse flora including: Cowslips, Primula veris False Oxlip I spotted this...

The old Church of St Nicholas, Uphill

Uphill Church

The Old Church of St Nicholas in Uphill has had a great location overlooking Uphill for nearly a thousand years.  The fields surrounding the church are a local nature reserve and each year they put...

Bluebell Field, Uphill

Bluebell Field

Uphill’s Bluebell field is having one of its best years.   Earlier was the display of Snowdrops which each year is gradually spreading out over the wood pasture from the neighbouring beech plantation. Early Morning Light...

Cowslips

Cannards Grave

The story goes that Cannards Grave in Shepton Mallet is haunted by the ghost of Tom Kennard. He was hanged on the nearby gibbet for being caught with stolen sheep.  Today the Cannards Grave roundabout is...

Cowslips on Cannard's Grave Roundabout

Cowslip Roundabout

Each spring, for a couple of weeks, Cannard’s Grave roundabout is covered by hundreds of Cowslips (Primula veris).  The roundabout is locally famous for it concrete sheep that wear Father Christmas outfits each year.  The council avoid...