Tagged: Flowers

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...

Wild Garlic - Milton Wood, Somerset, UK. ID JBA_8649

Another Round of Wild Garlic

Even from the outside you can see that something special is happening in Round Wood between Wells and Wookey Hole in Somerset. For many years I walked this wood each lunch time for a break...

Bluebells at Steep Holm - Between Dulcote and Dinder, Somerset, UK. ID 810_7667

Steep Holm Wood

Steep Holm is a small wood between Dinder and Dulcote in Somerset.  The whole area is a patchwork of little woods and it is difficult to tell from the maps where one ends and another...

Evening Stars

After a wonderful evening a couple of days ago, I tried to get away from work in time to re-visit Park Wood in Somerset to photograph the Wood Anemones.  I was late getting out and when...

Wood Anemones - Park Wood, Wells, Somerset, UK.

Early Stars

The early stars of spring are the flowers of Wood Anemones in the woods of Somerset.  The flowers form carpets of stars across the woodland floor. Wood Anemones Wood Anemones (Anemone nemorosa) shy away...

Spring Flowers

Spring has sprung across Somerset. Flowers are blooming along roadside verges, gardens, parks and nature reserves. Bratton Seymour As we approach the spring equinox I am reminded of the church at Bratton Seymour.  On...

Snowdrops - Mells, Somerset, UK. ID 809_9536

Snowdrops

I found a rare gap from my day job that is turning into a seven days a week job.  So I rushed up to Mells to photograph the snowdrops before the light disappeared from the valley. The clouds...

Meadow cranes-bill (Geranium pratense) - Ridge Road, Croscombe, Somerset, UK.

Meadow cranes-bill

This is a patch of Meadow cranes-bill (Geranium pratense) on the corner of the Ridge Road and Old Wells Road above the village of Croscombe in Somerset. This beautiful flower is very common along the local...

Rosebay Willowherb

Rosebay Willowherb

A quick stop on the way to work to photograph a patch of Rosebay Willowherb (Champion angustifolium) that I had watched growing for a couple of weeks.  I loved the backlight of the morning sun.

Uphill in Spring

Uphill

Today I had a day trip to Uphill on the North Somerset coast.  Just south of the village is a large hill made from carboniferous limestone.  This supports  extensive species-rich calcareous grassland meadows.  Today these are full or...