Tagged: Somerset Wildlife Trust

Fox - Lynchcombe

Lynchcombe Steps

Lynchcombe The Lynchcombe nature reserve on the Mendip Hills is a sunny south facing grassland slope.  It is a beautiful location that needs a lot of management to keep it this way. I am a volunteer reserve...

Split Trees - Deerleap, Somerset, UK. ID 824_4930

Lynchcombe Steps

I am a volunteer warden for the Lynchcombe nature reserve on the Mendip Hills of Somerset.  Not much happens in this Somerset Wildlife Trust during winter.  So today was a quick visit to check...

Velvet Bottom - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 824_4119

Velvet Bottom

Velvet Bottom In Roman times Velvet Bottom was mined for lead. The remains of settling beds can still be seen along with heaps of black slag created during smelting.  For a long time this...

Lots Grassland - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 824_4072

Lots Grassland

Lots Grassland Today I continued my winter walks – this time to Lots Grassland.  This neutral and acid grassland nature reserve is full of bluebells during spring.  Today this open access reserve was covered in...

Winter at Ubley Warren - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 824_3907

Ubley Warren

Ubley Warren Recently I provided some pictures of Ubley Warren in the snow to the Somerset Life magazine.  These pictures were taken a few years ago using a much older camera.  So when it...

Ubley Warren - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 824_3557

Mendip Fog

Ubley Warren With Christmas weather getting worse I head to the hills in an attempt to capture the atmosphere of this other-worldly in the fog. The Somerset Wildlife Trust’s Ubley Warren reserve is scared with deep rakes and...

Starling Wave - Shapwick Heath, Somerset, UK. ID DSC_7554

Starling Guide

I have been watching the starlings on the Somerset Levels for over 10 years.  I have been at Ham Wall, Shapwick Heath and Westhay Moor hundreds of times.  Why?  Because I love it.  Why? Because...

Sunrise at Cooks Fields - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 824_1748

Cook’s Fields Sunrise

It was the morning after the evening before as I returned to Cook’s Fields to photograph the Sycamores at the top of this Somerset Wildlife Trust reserve.  The morning was to have everything: some snow,...

Top of the Hill - Cooks Fields, Somerset, UK. ID 824_1614

Lynchcombe Update

At the moment my day job, designing software and web sites, has been keeping me very busy.  At such times it is hard to get out and take pictures.  But after a long day at work...

Beach Tree Dawn - Draycott Sleights, Somerset, UK. ID DSC_4198

Draycott Sleights

I visited Draycott Sleights at this time of year back in 2013.  Back then there was frost on the ground, a few golden leaves left on the trees and a beautiful morning sunrise. The Beach...