Tagged: Sheep

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...

Sunrise over West Pennard - From Glastonbury Tor, Somerset, UK. ID 823_4567

Glastonbury Tor

My last few visits to Glastonbury Tor have been special – packed full of great characters accompanied by glorious weather. Today there we lots of colourful young women but the sky was a disappointing grey. Missile...

Oak - Quantock Hills, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_4008

Quantocks

I do not visit the Quantock Hills very often  That is a mistake for which I have not excuse.  Today was a small step to correct that as I headed out to west Somerset. Heather...

Autumn Bracken - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 823_2615

Lynchcombe Steps

Lynchcombe looked beautiful in the blue skies of late summer. Small Coppers The small coppers were still around having moved from the open grassland down into the combe. The brown argus  have followed their every...

Straw Bales - Windmill Hill, Nr Somerton, Somerset, UK. ID 823_1833

End of Summer?

I have a rule – always go out with a plan, a clear idea of what to photograph.  Today I broke that rule and found myself visiting my favourite haunts gathering the wide landscapes and...

Taking shade at Lynchcombe - Somerset, UK. ID 807_5817

Lynchcombe Steps

Fixed point photograph day.  Each year I take a series of photographs from the same spot. The series above was collated last year and shows the last 9 years.  Not surprisingly, this year we...

Small Copper (Lycaeena phlaeas) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. 823_1405

Lynchcombe Steps

Another butterfly transect on Lynchcombe and it feels like the beginning of the end of the season Lynchcombe does not do end of season butterflies and they were all looking a bit worn out....

Gatekeeper (Pyronia tithonus) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 823_0386

Lynchcombe Steps

I have been doing the Lynchcombe butterfly transect a lot this year.  This partly due to the good summer weather this year.  In the passed the weather has been so bad that it has...

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...