Tagged: Dragonflies

Lynchcombe - Somerset, UK. ID IG_6653

Lynchcombe Steps

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 Steps

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...

Lynchcombe Steps

My son is home from university and so we did a final walk together around Lynchcombe.  We did not expect to see many butterflies but it turned into a red admiral festival. Red Admirals...

Autumn Bracken - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 823_2615

Lynchcombe Steps

Lynchcombe looked beautiful in the blue skies of late summer. Small Coppers The small coppers were still around having moved from the open grassland down into the combe. The brown argus  have followed their every...

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...

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...

Perry Mead

Perry Mead is a Somerset Wildlife Trust nature reserve in the heart of the Somerset.   This neutral grassland sits on the north side of Perry Hill stretching down to the meandering River Cary near Perrys...

Emerald Damselflies (Lestes sponsa)

Waldegrave Pond

One of my favourite spots close to my home is the Waldegrave Pond at Priddy Mineries high up in the Mendip Hills of Somerset.  In the summer it is the best spot around for...

An Afternoon off Work

Last autumn my work relocated 25 miles away from home. It created some time and travelling difficulties. However, I quickly decided that to make the most of the move I should start exploring reserves...

Lynchcombe Steps

Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum) – Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JB4_8412. Today was the hottest October day since records began and many insects were taking some early autumn sun. This included Comma butterflies which I...