Tagged: Speckled Wood

Sheep - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 825_7525

Lynchcombe Update

I got back from holiday climbing mountains in the Lake District so where better to go than the steep Lynchcombe nature reserve on the edge of the Mendip Hills in Somerset. Lynchcombe Lots of...

Lynchcombe - Somerset, UK. ID IG_6653

Lynchcombe Update

Over the years I have seen lots of dragonflies on Lynchcombe. This week was prime dragonfly season on this Somerset Wildlife Trust reserve. Sheep But as you climb over the stile into the reserve...

View from a picnic bench - Deerleap, Somerest, UK. ID DSC_3260

Lynchcombe Update

Time to catch-up on Lynchcombe for June. Hot Summer I often see foxes on Lynchcombe, but during this June I saw them on every visit.  It was so hot that they could not be...

Large Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanus) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 825_1232

Lynchcombe Update

After the cold spring June became very hot.  Lynchcombe soon turned green with fresh new leaves, very tall grass and lots of bracken. Lynchcombe This year dog rose was in flower in large numbers...

Lynchcombe Steps

As summer days are drawing in and as autumn approaches I hope we get a few more weeks of warm weather. Butterflies Another weekly butterfly transect around Lynchcombe.  Every week there are new surprises. The small...

Small Copper (Lycaeena phlaeas) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. 823_1405

Lynchcombe Steps

Another butterfly transect on Lynchcombe and it feels like the beginning of the end of the season Lynchcombe does not do end of season butterflies and they were all looking a bit worn out....

Common Red Soldier Beetle (Rhagonycha fulva) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 822_8568

Lynchcombe Steps

Today was another walk around the Somerset Wildlife Trust Lynchcombe reserve where I am a volunteer warden. During last weeks visit I had to ring up the farmer to help return some sheep back into the...

Herb-Robert (Geranium robertianum) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 822_4766

Lynchcombe Steps

Return to Lynchcombe to find large numbers of butterflies – all brown. During the summer the reserve will be covered by meadow browns, ringlets and speckled woods. Brambles The big change this week was...

Nursery Web Spider (Pisaura mirabilis) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 822_3284

Lynchcombe Steps

A chance to catch-up on my weekly butterfly transect around the Somerset Wildlife Trust’s Lynchcombe nature reserve.  It was a cold start to the day, a time when even the flies are trying to...

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...