Tagged: Limestone

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...

Ubley Warren - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 824_3557

Mendip Fog

Ubley Warren With Christmas weather getting worse I head to the hills in an attempt to capture the atmosphere of this other-worldly in the fog. The Somerset Wildlife Trust’s Ubley Warren reserve is scared with deep rakes and...

Small Copper (Lycaeena phlaeas) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 823_9599

Lynchcombe Steps

Having a wild thyme on Lynchcombe even when the coppers arrived. Sorry, but today on the steep slopes of the combe in Lynchcombe there were some beautiful and unexpected small coppers (Lycaeena phlaeas) feeding on...

Herb-Robert (Geranium robertianum) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 822_4766

Lynchcombe Steps

Return to Lynchcombe to find large numbers of butterflies – all brown. During the summer the reserve will be covered by meadow browns, ringlets and speckled woods. Brambles The big change this week was...

Swollen-thighed beetle (Oedemera nobilis) on Birds-foot-trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) - South Hill, Somerton, Somerset, UK. ID 822_1598

South Hill

South Hill is a postage stamp size nature reserve in South Somerset managed by the Somerset Wildlife Trust.  It has open access so I made a detour on the way home from work and spent...

Wall (Lasiommata megera) - Draycott Sleights, Somerset, UK.

Draycott Walls

My return to Draycott Sleights attempting to find more Walls.  Not the wall of rock below but the Wall butterfly  (Lasiommata megera). It was early in the morning and after chasing a few old Chalkhill Blues...

Hope Dawn - Ebbor Gorge

Ebbor Gorge

Ebbor Gorge is a limestone gorge on the south facing slopes of the Mendip Hills in Somerset. The main gorge is a limestone ravine. It’s a narrow steep scramble up to the top. Below,...