Tagged: Grassland

Fox - Lynchcombe

Lynchcombe Steps

Lynchcombe The Lynchcombe nature reserve on the Mendip Hills is a sunny south facing grassland slope.  It is a beautiful location that needs a lot of management to keep it this way. I am a volunteer reserve...

Split Trees - Deerleap, Somerset, UK. ID 824_4930

Lynchcombe Steps

I am a volunteer warden for the Lynchcombe nature reserve on the Mendip Hills of Somerset.  Not much happens in this Somerset Wildlife Trust during winter.  So today was a quick visit to check...

Rainbow over Meare Pool - Meare, Somerset, UK. ID 824_4275

Meare Rainbows

Meare Pool Often the island of Meare is just passed through to get to the nature reserves at Ham Wall or Shapwick Heath but it is well worth a visit of its own.  It was once surrounded...

Starlings at Stileway Farm - Nr Meare, Somerset, UK. ID 824_4477

Starling Trail

Starlings leave Stileway Farm near Meare to fly the short distance to the roost site.  The birds often gather in fields near the roost site before flying into Ham Wall or Shapwick Heath in...

Winter at Ubley Warren - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 824_3907

Ubley Warren

Ubley Warren Recently I provided some pictures of Ubley Warren in the snow to the Somerset Life magazine.  These pictures were taken a few years ago using a much older camera.  So when it...

First snow of winter - North Hill, Mendips, Somerset, UK. ID 824_1999

North Hill

Today I went on the trail of this lonesome pine up on North Hill.  This hill had the best of the recent snow in the area.  We do not get much snow so when...

Sunrise at Cooks Fields - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 824_1748

Cook’s Fields Sunrise

It was the morning after the evening before as I returned to Cook’s Fields to photograph the Sycamores at the top of this Somerset Wildlife Trust reserve.  The morning was to have everything: some snow,...

Top of the Hill - Cooks Fields, Somerset, UK. ID 824_1614

Lynchcombe Update

At the moment my day job, designing software and web sites, has been keeping me very busy.  At such times it is hard to get out and take pictures.  But after a long day at work...

Old Fence - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JB4_9266

Cooks Fields

When I leave Lynchcombe through the top gate I pass through a corner of Cook’s Fields before returning via Deerleap to the car park.  Sometimes this small corner has a big surprise such as this...

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...