Tagged: Cowslips

Spring Revisited

Spring time and we are still in lockdown.  So I wanted to revisit some of my spring pictures from around Somerset – starting with roe deer. This is the sort of view most of...

GB Gruffy

I’m still catching up with May posts after a long break with a broken computer and trips away from home. GB Gruffy is a Somerset Wildlife Trust reserve with a very strange name. Gruffy, comes from...

Under the bracken - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_9307

Lynchcombe Steps

I’m still catching up with posts after a long break with a broken computer and trips away from home. Lynchcombe Nature Reserve I was back up the Mendip Hills to check on the Lynchcombe...

Dandelion Panorama - Dearleap, Somerset, UK. ID dandelion_field. [Blended panorama from 7 separate images]

Dandelions and Cowslips

Dandelions and Cowslips It is that time of year when the fields turn yellow with dandelions and a handful of cowslips. Some of the best places are the verges and roundabouts of Shepton Mallet....

Cowslip Verge - Shepton Mallet, Somerset, UK. ID 825_9151

Cowslips in the Headlights

First, apologies for the long gap since my last post.  I have a backlog of comments to look at, which is really bad – sorry.   In the meantime at the start of the...

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...