Tagged: Sheep

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...

Holly blue (Celastrina argiolus) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 821_9416

Lynchcombe Steps

Spring lambs and spring butterflies cover Lynchcombe. Lynchcombe is a Somerset Wildlife Trust nature reserve on the steep sunny south edge of the Mendip Hills with fantastic views across Somerset. I’m a volunteer warden for the...

Cowslips - Shepton Mallet, Somerset, UK. ID 810_6109

Cannards Grave

Jeff Body’s sheep that graze Cannards Grave roundabout at Shepton Mallet are rightly famous.  But in a roundabout way, it’s becoming just as famous for its spring flowers. The Flowers The roundabout was covered in snowdrops early...

First views of winter - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 808_1920

Lynchcombe Steps

It feels as if winter has arrived at Lynchcombe this week.  The first of this season’s gales have blown away the autumn colour from the sycamores at the top of the reserve.  We avoided the snow...

Nosey Cow - St James Church, Milton Clevedon, Somerset,, UK. ID 804_7887

Looking for Hidden Churches

Not all churches stand at the top of a hill, or next to a village green, for all to see.  Many nestle down between trees, in combes or even farmyards.  On my cycle ride today I was...

Autumn Colour - Compton Pauncefoot, Somerset, UK. ID DSC_0614

Corners of Colour

This autumn is looks like being one of the best years for colour.  But these colours are fleeting and work commitments mean it is easy to miss.  So I’m taking every opportunity regardless of the weather....

Large Skipper, Ochlodes sylvanus

Lynchcombe Steps

Today on Lynchcombe was a day of sunshine and showers. Butterfly Transect Getting a few more butterflies as summer attempts to start. June weather had been so poor on the weekends so this was...

Lambs on Lynchcombe

Lynchcombe Steps

Another walk around Lynchcombe. This is the week for lambs! Butterfly Transect Not many butterflies on the transect.  Six Orange-tips (Anthocharis cardamons) were great, and a pair of Speckled Woods (Pararge aegeria) flying in tight circles...

Spring hail, Deerleap

Lynchcombe Storms

We are currently having the strangest weather in Somerset. Sun, rain, hail and even some snow every day.   I missed the opportunity to photograph a few storms (showers).  So I decided to go up...