Tagged: Red Admiral

Snowdrops - Bishops Palace, Wells, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_2151

Butterflies and Snowdrops

A few weeks ago I broke by camera and lens in a accident falling several feet down a bank onto a road.  So until these are fixed or replaced I using a spare camera....

Humming bird Hawk-moth (Macroglossum stellatarum) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 825_4246

Peacocks and Humming Birds

Sorry, no birds just butterflies and moths. Lynchcombe At the moment the Lynchcombe nature reserve on the Mendip Hills of Somerset is like a butterfly farm.  They certainly seem to be enjoying the hot...

The swan Family go for a swim - Loxtons Marsh, Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 823_8181

Ham Wall in Autumn

Just before we jump into the cold of winter I have put together some of my recent pictures taken around Loxton Marsh that do not have starlings in them. The main railway line track cuts down the...

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...

Meadow Brown (Maniola jurtina) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID DSC_2788

Lynchcombe Steps

Back to Lynchcombe and the reserve’s only buddleia bush stole the show. The buddleia is known as the butterfly bush and it lived up to its name as silver-washed fritillaries danced around it flowers.  I’m...

Marbled White (Melanargia calathea) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 823_0224

Lynchcombe Steps

After the trips to Great Breach Wood it was time for Lynchcombe to demonstrate it can serve up its share of silver-washed fritillaries.  It did not disappoint. Silver-washed Fritillaries The silver-washed fritillaries were still...

Ringlet (Aphantopus hyperantus) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 822_7795

Lynchcombe Steps

Back up to the Somerset Wildlife Trust reserve of Lynchcombe to check on things and count the butterflies. Small Skippers This week the thistles arrived and with them the small skippers (Thymelicus sylvestnis).  They have...

Nursery Web Spider (Pisaura mirabilis) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 822_3284

Lynchcombe Steps

A chance to catch-up on my weekly butterfly transect around the Somerset Wildlife Trust’s Lynchcombe nature reserve.  It was a cold start to the day, a time when even the flies are trying to...

The Discovery Trail - Great Breach Wood, Somerset, UK. ID 808_1206

Discovery Trail

Today I found autumn on the Discovery Trail at Great Breach Wood in Somerset. The trail covers parts of this Somerset Wildlife Trust. It is well marked with posts providing details of nature and...

Lynchcombe - Somerset, UK. ID 808_0344

Lynchcombe Steps

Autumn has started at Lynchcombe.  Colours are turning and many berries are out, or like sloes are already over.  At the top of the reserve the sycamore trees are turning brown. Bracken tends to...