Tagged: Small Copper

Small Copper (Lycaena phlaeas) on Wild Marjoram (Origanum vulgare) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_9495

Lynchcombe in September

September I’ve been so busy this year at work, and cycling everywhere, so it is time for another late catch up with another whole month at Lynchcombe. September is the transition month sitting between...

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...

Small Copper (Lycaena phlaeas) - Perry Mead, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_9704

Perry Mead

Perry Mead Perry Mead is a Somerset Wildlife Trust nature reserve in South Somerset.  Its a small but beautiful patch of grassland along the banks of the River Cary. To me there is a...

Sheep - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 825_7525

Lynchcombe Steps

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...

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...

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

Lynchcombe Steps

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...

Golden Bracken - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 825_3273

Lynchcombe Steps

Some Like It Hot The heat wave goes on and on.  I really like it.  But the grass that was very very long early in the year is now very very long and brown.  Still...

Perry Mead - Somerset, UK. ID 825_1079P

Perry Mead

Perry Mead In the blue skies of summer the yellow fields of the Somerset Wildlife Trust’s Perry Mead reserve look wonderful. This year the grass is so tall everywhere. Dragonflies and Damselflies First opportunity...

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...

Lynchcombe Steps

As summer days are drawing in and as autumn approaches I hope we get a few more weeks of warm weather. Butterflies Another weekly butterfly transect around Lynchcombe.  Every week there are new surprises. The small...