Tagged: Mendip Hills

Yarley Tree at Dawn

Coffee Time

Its the autumn equinox weekend but the weather is really bad.  Enough wind and rain for a year.  I’ve been going round in circles trying to design a book cover.  So what better way...

Small White (Pieris rapae) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 825_8799

Lynchcombe Update

Chance to visit Lynchcombe to check on the reserve.  Its a time of change as summer beings to fade.  The berries are out, while the flowers and their butterflies are disappearing. Late Summer Late summer...

Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum) - Waldegrave Pond, Priddy, Somerset, UK. ID 825_8158

Darter Charts

After the summer the Waldegrave Pond up on the Mendip Hills is very dry. This patch of open water, and a couple of others about the same size, are all that remains. This is...

Autumn Ladys-tresses (Spiranthes spiralis) - Cooks Fields, Somerset, UK. ID 825_7779

Autumn Lady’s-Tresses

Next to Lynchcombe nature reserve is another brilliant Somerset Wildlife Trust reserve called Cooks Fields.  I walk through a corner of it every time I visit Lynchcombe.  In that corner is the tiny special...

Sheep - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 825_7525

Lynchcombe Update

I got back from holiday climbing mountains in the Lake District so where better to go than the steep Lynchcombe nature reserve on the edge of the Mendip Hills in Somerset. Lynchcombe Lots of...

Lynchcombe - Somerset, UK. ID IG_6653

Lynchcombe Update

Over the years I have seen lots of dragonflies on Lynchcombe. This week was prime dragonfly season on this Somerset Wildlife Trust reserve. Sheep But as you climb over the stile into the reserve...

Lynchcombe - Somerset, UK. ID IMG_6722

Lynchcombe Update

Now the schools have broken up for the summer heat wave is coming to an end.  But it was still a beautiful, cooler, day up in the Mendip Hills at Lynchcombe. The Wall At...

Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus) - Draycott Sleights, Somerset, UK. ID 825_5491

Chalkhill Blues

Draycott Sleights is a Somerset Wildlife Trust nature reserve on the warm south facing slopes of the Mendip Hills. Chalkhill Blues Enter the reserve through the main gate on the left up a very...

Beacon Hill Woods - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 825_4937H

Beacon Seasons

Beacon Hill Woods The Beacon Hill woods are one of my favourites woods.  High on the hills above Shepton Mallet in Somerset it it full of history.   I recently joined the Beacon Hill...

Nursery Web Spider (Pisaura mirabilis) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 825_3912

Lynchcombe Update

The grassland of the Lynchcombe nature reserve on the Mendip Hills is looking cooked. The sides of the central combe (valley) are brown but the sheltered trees are still looking good.  I like this...