Tagged: Mendip Hills

Sunset - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JBB_4313

Lynchcombe in October

October Catching up with another month at Lynchcombe.  The month when most of the insects disappear, the fungi come out and the days end in beautiful sunsets. This devil’s coach horse beetle was a...

Small Copper (Lycaena phlaeas) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_7483

Lynchcombe in August

The height of summer on the south facing slopes of Mendip Hills in Somerset.  On the Somerset Wildlife Trust nature reserve at Lynchcombe the musk thistles are still doing well so are the small...

Hummingbird Hawk Moth (Macroglossum stellatarum) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_4600

Lynchcombe in July

Lynchcombe Lynchcombe is a Somerset Wildlife Trust nature reserve high up on the sunny south facing ridge of the Mendip Hills.  This July it has been dominated by musk thistles. The nodding heads of...

Bluebells - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_1229

Lynchcombe Update

Back in May I visited Lynchcombe to check on the nature reserve for which I am a volunteer warden for the Somerset Wildlife Trust.  It is September now and it has been another fascinating...

Spring Grassland - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_9058P

Lynchcombe Update

Lynchcombe Nature Reserve Middle of May is probably my favourite time of year.  The spring flowers are out and summer is just over the horizon.  At Lynchcombe, following Blackthorn, the Hawthorn trees are out...

GB Gruffy

I’m still catching up with May posts after a long break with a broken computer and trips away from home. GB Gruffy is a Somerset Wildlife Trust reserve with a very strange name. Gruffy, comes from...

Under the bracken - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_9307

Lynchcombe Update

I’m still catching up with posts after a long break with a broken computer and trips away from home. Lynchcombe Nature Reserve I was back up the Mendip Hills to check on the Lynchcombe...

Woodland Bluebells - Beacon Hill Woods, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_0681

Beacon Hill Wood

While sorting out some pictures for another website my friend pointed out that all my pictures of Beacon Hill Wood were taken during the autumn and winter.  There was a reason for this –...

Woodland Bridge - Biddle Combe, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_0887

Biddle Combe

After many weeks with no computer after pouring grapefruit juice all over it I have finally been able to create another post. Biddle Combe Biddle is a narrow tangled Combe that starts in the...

Comma (Polygonia c-album) on Blackthorn (Prunus spinos) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_6765

Lynchcombe Update

Lynchcombe Recently Somerset Wildlife Trust contractors and volunteers have been out clearing scrub and fixing fences around the nature reserve. There are still plenty of sheep sharing the steep Lynchcombe fields with those higher...