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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...

Spring Hedge Laying - Lots Grassland, Somerset, UK. ID 821_0590

Lots Grassland

Lots Grassland is a Somerset Wildlife Trust nature reserve high up in the Mendip Hills.  Being high means this is an acid grassland on sandstone.  So a visit here makes a refreshing change from...

Holly blue (Celastrina argiolus) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 821_9416

Lynchcombe Steps

Spring lambs and spring butterflies cover Lynchcombe. Lynchcombe is a Somerset Wildlife Trust nature reserve on the steep sunny south edge of the Mendip Hills with fantastic views across Somerset. I’m a volunteer warden for the...

Rabbits - Wookey Hole, Somerset, UK. ID 810_4861

Rabbit Shoot

This field at Wookey Hole in Somerset was full of rabbits. They had to be photographed because as Easter approaches who does not love a bunny! The Rabbit Shoot I do not have a telephoto lens....

Snowdrops - Holton, Somerset, UK. ID 809_0834

Holton Snowdrops

Snowdrops mark the beginning of the end of winter and signal that spring is around the corner.  This year I missed a number of opportunities to photograph snowdrops in Somerset’s valleys.  So I have...

Oak Tree Garden Products - Somerset, UK. ID DSC_0822

Rocks Drove

If you follow Wilderness Drove from the eastern entrance to Ham Wall you reach Rock’s Drove.  Together these droves form a U-shaped protrusion into the Avalon Marshes. I like this short curious route and have cycled...

Frost at Lynchcombe - Somerset, UK. ID 809_5631

Lynchcombe Steps

I’m a volunteer warden for the Lynchcombe nature reserve owned by the Somerset Wildlife Trust. This year we have had a very mild winter in Somerset. Lynchcombe is a wonderful location so I headed up...

Mendip Field - Priddy, Somerset, UK. ID 809_2405

Priddy Snow

Like most of the UK, the county of Somerset was forecast some snow.  While driving home from work on Thursday heavy snow was falling on Shepton Mallet.  But after a day of rain it...

Queens Sedge Moor - Somerset, UK. ID 809_0083

Queens Sedge Moor

The weather forecast has been a bit hit and miss over the Christmas period.  But mist was forecast for today so I had to find a few minutes to visit Queen’s Sedge Moor between...

Lynchcombe in Winter - Somerset, UK. ID 808_8865

Lynchcombe Steps

A break from the starlings this morning for a walk around Lynchcombe.  I am a volunteer warden for this Somerset Wildlife Trust nature reserve on the Mendip Hills.  I wanted to stroll around checking...