Tagged: Somerset

Woodland Flowers - Kings Castle Wood, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_7379

King’s Castle

Kings Castle Wood This Somerset Wildlife Trust reserve sits above the small city of Wells.  The woodland floor is rich in wild flowers such as bluebells, wood anemones and wood violets. It is possible...

St Marys Church - Huish Episcopi, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_7045H

Churchyard Flowers

Huish Episcopi I was driving to the heronry at Swell Wood when I came to halt after I caught a glimpse of the flowers in the churchyard of St Mary’s church in Huish Episcopi....

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...

Wood anemone (Anemone nemorosa) - Park Wood, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_5980

Wood Anemones

Park Wood Easily my favourite place for wood anemones.  Park Wood is just outside Wells.  If you are looking for somewhere to park then the nearby Morrison provides 3 hours for free – more...

Daffodil Cottages - Westbury-sub-Mendip, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_4463

Lynchcombe Walk

Top to Bottom It may have been blowing a gale today but I wanted to walk around Lynchcombe.  I am a volunteer warden for the Somerset Wildlife Trust so a quick walk around would...

Red Post - Corton Denham, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_4346

Red Post

In 1896 the parish of Poyntington was transferred from Somerset to Dorset.  This was a shame for Somerset so I will pretend it never happened and by doing so it must still in Somerset....

St Nicholas Church - Bratton Seymour, Somerset, England. ID 825_1384

Bratton Seymour Snowdrops

The Church The church at Bratton Seymour is one of my favourites.  I pass nearby virtually every day.  High on a hill facing east towards the morning sun it is a beautiful location at...

Snowdrops - Holy Trinity Church, Chantry, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_2677

Chantry Snowdrops

Nunney and Mells in east Mendip are fabulous spots for snowdrops.  So I guessed the churches nearby should, hopefully, be just as good.  First I headed to Whatley.  I often cycle passed the church...

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....

Mendips in snow - Above Wells, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_1399

Wells Winter

We were all beginning to think that we would not get a real winter this year.  It has been so warm – and cloudy.  But today it finally snowed and the landscape around the...