Tagged: South Somerset

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...

Cadbury Castle - Somerset, UK. ID 810_5513

Cadbury Castle

Cadbury Castle, also known as King Arthur’s Camelot, is a hill fort in South Somerset.  Today it was surrounded by a yellow sea. Oil-Seed Rape Also known as Rapeseed, today this yellow plant is grown across the country...

Aller Hill - Near Langport, Somerset, UK. ID 810_2881

Aller Hill

After visiting Aller Wood I decided to go for a walk back around to my car at Turn Hill.  The path through the wood got wetter and wetter and as the weather closed in...

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...

Snowdrops - Holton, Somerset, UK. ID 809_0834

Holton Snowdrops

Snowdrops mark the beginning of the end of winter and signal that spring is around the corner.  This year I missed a number of opportunities to photograph snowdrops in Somerset’s valleys.  So I have...

Lynchcombe in Winter - Somerset, UK. ID 808_8865

Lynchcombe Steps

A break from the starlings this morning for a walk around Lynchcombe.  I am a volunteer warden for this Somerset Wildlife Trust nature reserve on the Mendip Hills.  I wanted to stroll around checking...