Tagged: Somerset Wildlife Trust

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...

Spring in Longwood - Somerset, UK. ID 821_0461

Spring in Longwood

Today I made a return visit to Longwood.  On my previous visit the sun was very bright creating lots of harsh contrast.  Today I had hoped for some softer light – things did not go entirely to plan. Poor...

Perry Mead

Perry Mead is a Somerset Wildlife Trust nature reserve in the heart of the Somerset.   This neutral grassland sits on the north side of Perry Hill stretching down to the meandering River Cary near Perrys...

Bluebells - Longwood, Somerset, UK. ID 821_9861

Longwood Bluebells

Longwood is the spring jewel of the Mendip Hills in Somerset.  The wood is bursting with colour as bluebells carpet the woodland floor.  Amongst the flowers are butterflies such as this brimstone searching out pools of...

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...

Peacock butterfly (Inachis io) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK.

Lynchcombe Steps

I often visit Lynchcombe on the Mendip Hills in Somerset. Many times I wonder what surprises the reserve will have in store today. Sometimes nothing seems to be happening.  This is usually because I’m...

Wood Anemones - Aller Wood, Somerset, UK. ID 810_2589

Aller Wood

A day of unpromising weather ahead so I decided to check out Aller Woods which I do not know very well.  Its a Somerset Wildlife Trust reserve in South Somerset near Langport.  After the fabulous carpets of flowers...

First Primroses - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 810_1534

Lynchcombe Steps

One of the first signs of spiring on Lynchcombe nature reserve is the appearance of the first primroses. Today was a day of spring flowers and spring rain. Dark Clouds Dark clouds lurk behind the...

Fields trees dry stone walls and snow - Cooks Fields and Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 809_9006

Snow Frosting

Just before dawn I looked out my bedroom window.  Still full of cold I was feeling a little bit sorry for myself.  This all changed when I saw the thin layer of snow coating the car...

Frost at Lynchcombe - Somerset, UK. ID 809_5631

Lynchcombe Steps

I’m a volunteer warden for the Lynchcombe nature reserve owned by the Somerset Wildlife Trust. This year we have had a very mild winter in Somerset. Lynchcombe is a wonderful location so I headed up...