Tagged: Deerleap

Misty Morning - Deerleap, Somerset, UK. ID 805_0476

Mendip Mists

The southern edge of the Mendip Hills is one of the best places to see the mists across the Somerset Levels.   Easy to reach view points such as the Deerleap picnic site offer...

Glastonbury Tor through the mists of Avalon - Somerset, UK. ID JB3_9606

Mist Season

As the warmth of summer becomes a memory the famous Somerset mist season begins. Lynchcombe and the neighbouring fields of Deerleap are the perfect spot for seeing the morning mists over the Somerset Levels. First Mist Last...

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...

Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 807_0121

Lynchcombe Steps

Such beautiful weather for the time of year.  Calm winds, blue skies and some fluffy white clouds above Lynchcombe on the Mendip Hills in Somerset. Hawthorn Lynchcombe is covered by hawthorn bushes.  They add a lot of...

Lynchcombe Steps

Lynchcombe views are the best in Somerset.  Today, with its beautiful blue sky, and fluffy white clouds, the views were at their summer best.  So I had to take way to many landscape photographs.  Here are...

Lynchcombe Steps

High up on the Mendip Hill spring has arrived. The hawthorn that covers much of the reserve, and the neighbouring Deerleap field, is in flower and lambs are running around everywhere. The path into...

Spring hail, Deerleap

Lynchcombe Storms

We are currently having the strangest weather in Somerset. Sun, rain, hail and even some snow every day.   I missed the opportunity to photograph a few storms (showers).  So I decided to go up...

Bee-fly (Bombyliidae) on Lynchcombe

Lynchcombe Steps

Lynchcombe is slowly waking up to spring.  The hawthorn is beginning to blossom and a few Early-purple orchids are starting to flower. Early-purples The Early-purple orchids (Orchis mascula) are mainly found in the combe under the trees.  These...

Sunshine and showers, Lynchcombe

Lynchcombe Steps

Another walk around Lynchcombe on the Mendip Hills.  I had vague hopes of doing the first butterfly transect of the year after seeing a Brimstone fly around near my home.  But with storm Katie...