Tagged: Spring

Swell Wood in Spring - Swell, Somerset, UK. ID 810_7789

Swell Wood

The ancient oaks of RSPB Swell Wood is part of the woodland stretching from Langport to the Blackdown Hills which I should visit more often.  This corner of South Somerset is truly a wonderland...

Bluebells at Steep Holm - Between Dulcote and Dinder, Somerset, UK. ID 810_7667

Steep Holm Wood

Steep Holm is a small wood between Dinder and Dulcote in Somerset.  The whole area is a patchwork of little woods and it is difficult to tell from the maps where one ends and another...

Speckled Wood (Pararge aegeria) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 810_6497

Lynchcombe Update

Lynchcombe in spring is coming to life.  A few flowers are blooming and my butterfly transect is well underway for another year.  And of course some fantastic sunsets over the Somerset Levels. Spring Flowers...

Bluebells of Park Wood - Nr Wells, Somerset, UK. ID 810_7544

Bluebell Dawn

After my recent visit to Park Wood to capture the bluebells in the evening light.  Today I got up early to witness the flowers at dawn. Bluebells The sun creeps up slowly creating pools of light and...

Donkey Field - Uphill, Somerset, UK. ID 810_7076

Donkey Field

The Donkey Field at Uphil in North Somerset is owned and managed by the Woodland Trust.  This small patch surrounded by iron railings provides some of the best displays of spring bulbs.  First the...

Bluebells - Park Wood, Somerset, UK. ID 810_6247

Bluebell Evening

To get the Easter weekend going I could not resist stopping off at Park Wood to see how the bluebells were progressing.  Easter is late this year and the bluebells have been even later...

St Peters Church - Draycott, Somerset, UK. ID 810_5149

St Peters Draycott

Flying visit to St Peters church in Draycott under the Mendip Hills of Somerset. The Church While the light was good looked great on the stone walls the daffodils were just passed their best.

Kings Wood - Somerset, UK. ID 810_4793

Kings Wood

The Woodland Trusts reserve of Kings Wood in Somerset is one I must visit more often.  I quick look around today has convinced me that in a couple of weeks it will be a...

Dark-edged Bee-fly (Bombylius major) - Somerset, UK. ID 810_4325

Lynchcombe Update

I am the volunteer reserve manager for the Somerset Wildlife Trust reserve of Lynchcombe.  These grassland fields sit on the edge of the Mendip Hills looking out over the Somerset Levels. Spring Time During the winter...

High Ham

The Church of St Andrew in High Ham comes alive in spring with flowers. Celendines The churchyard is full of Lesser celandine (Ficaria vernal) that shine in the sunlight. Primroses The occasional primrose added...