Tagged: Deerleap

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...

Lynchcombe Sunrise

Lynchcombe Steps

Today I got up crazily early to go on a walk around Lynchcombe nature reserve before dawn. I’m a volunteer warden on this Somerset Wildlife Trust reserve which I regularly walk to check on...

Big Bite - Deerleap

Lynchcombe Steps

Another visit to Lynchcombe mainly to walk the butterfly transect.  A key landmark of Lynchcombe is the group of Sycamore trees at the top of the hill near Cook’s Field and the Deerleap Field.  On...

Primroses

Primroses

On my way to Lynchcombe there is a spot near the Deerleap field that is great for primroses.  It is getting harder and harder to photograph flowers near woodland as more wood is left to...