Tagged: South Somerset

Snowdrops - Maperton, Somerset, UK. ID 825_0969

Maperton Snowdrops

Maperton Church This church in one the Camelot parishes of South Somerset sits hidden down a narrow walled lane in the tiny village of Maperton.  The lane is lined with beech trees and must...

Snowdrops - Church of St John the Baptist, North Cheriton, Somerset, UK. ID 824_9511

North Cheriton Snowdrops

North Cheriton is a tiny village in South Somerset with a beautiful church at its heart surrounded by a sprinkling of snowdrops. Church of St John the Baptist Like so many villages without a pub or...

Churchyard Snowdrops - Blackford, South Somerset, UK. ID 824_8774

Blackford Snowdrops

The village churches of South Somerset have been a fantastic find.  I’m not sure how I failed to notice the their snowdrops in the past.  Perhaps these flowers are just out too early in the year for...

Morning Snowdrops - Church of St Peter and St Paul, Charlton Horethorne, Somerset, UK. ID 824_8460

Charlton Horethorne Snowdrops

Following my recent visit to Charlton Horethorne, today I returned to the church to photograph the snowdrops. Church of St Peter and St Paul For several years the village of Mells in the eastern...

Church of St Peter and St Paul - Charlton Horethorne, Somerset, UK. ID 824_8307

Charlton Horethorne

The last evening light shines on the church tower – it will soon be in the shade of Corton Hill. Charlton Horethorne This lucky village in South Somerset still has a pub, hotel, shop and...

Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria) and Common Vetch (Vicia sativa) - Templecombe, Somerset, UK. ID 822_8068

Summer Hedgerows

The hedgerows are looking good across Somerset. In The Rain The rain was coming down drooping the grass with pearls of water drops. Despite the weather this bumble bee ventured out. The butterflies remained...

Praenubila form of the Four-spotted Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata) - Prospect Fields, Langport, Somerset, UK. ID 822_1934

Prospect Fields

Early this year I visited Aller Hill near Langport to photograph the woodland flowers.  I completely forgot that the Aller Hill SSSI also includes some grassland.  So today I put that right and made...

Swollen-thighed beetle (Oedemera nobilis) on Birds-foot-trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) - South Hill, Somerton, Somerset, UK. ID 822_1598

South Hill

South Hill is a postage stamp size nature reserve in South Somerset managed by the Somerset Wildlife Trust.  It has open access so I made a detour on the way home from work and spent...

Babcary Meadows - Somerset, UK. ID 822_0660

Babcary Meadows

I visited Babcary a few weeks ago.  Back then in April the hay meadows were still waiting for spring to arrive.  Today I returned to the meadows to see if things had progressed. The...

Swell Wood - Somerest, UK, ID 810_8233

Swell Wood

A second visit to RSPB Swell Wood, not to visit the brilliant herons, but instead I wanted to see the spring flowers on the Scarp Trail.  This walk is a sea of bluebells and yellow...