Tagged: Hawthorn

Lots Grassland - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 824_4072

Lots Grassland

Lots Grassland Today I continued my winter walks – this time to Lots Grassland.  This neutral and acid grassland nature reserve is full of bluebells during spring.  Today this open access reserve was covered 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...

Beach Tree Dawn - Draycott Sleights, Somerset, UK. ID DSC_4198

Draycott Sleights

I visited Draycott Sleights at this time of year back in 2013.  Back then there was frost on the ground, a few golden leaves left on the trees and a beautiful morning sunrise. The Beach...

Hawthorn Colours - Great Breach Wood, Somerset, UK. ID 823_4586

Great Breach Wood

Today I visited the Somerset Wildlife Trust’s Great Breach Wood on the Polden Hills in the middle of Somerset.  I wanted to check on the progress of autumn.  How were those colours? Hawthorn Colour...

Red-legged Shieldbug (Pentatoma rufipes) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 823_0922

Lynchcombe Steps

I went away for a couple of weeks only to return and find it feels more like autumn than the summer I left behind. The light of high summer has disappeared to be replaced of the...

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...

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...

Comma (Polygonia c-album) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. id 807_9840

Lynchcombe Steps

In the middle of September when the hot summer days of August are still in our minds we suddenly find ourselves in autumn.  During a walk around Lynchcombe I discovered that the berries and brown colours...