Tagged: Summer

Sunrise - Priddy, Somerset, UK. ID 823_3140

Mendip Sunrise

Today I headed up Deerleap in hope of a mist across the Somerset Levels.  The mist did not appear so I continued up the hill towards the village of Priddy.  I was delighted to...

Autumn Bracken - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 823_2615

Lynchcombe Steps

Lynchcombe looked beautiful in the blue skies of late summer. Small Coppers The small coppers were still around having moved from the open grassland down into the combe. The brown argus  have followed their every...

Straw Bales - Windmill Hill, Nr Somerton, Somerset, UK. ID 823_1833

End of Summer?

I have a rule – always go out with a plan, a clear idea of what to photograph.  Today I broke that rule and found myself visiting my favourite haunts gathering the wide landscapes and...

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. ID 823_9599

Lynchcombe Steps

Having a wild thyme on Lynchcombe even when the coppers arrived. Sorry, but today on the steep slopes of the combe in Lynchcombe there were some beautiful and unexpected small coppers (Lycaeena phlaeas) feeding on...

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...

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...

Ringlet (Aphantopus hyperantus) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 822_7795

Lynchcombe Steps

Back up to the Somerset Wildlife Trust reserve of Lynchcombe to check on things and count the butterflies. Small Skippers This week the thistles arrived and with them the small skippers (Thymelicus sylvestnis).  They have...

Marbled White (Melanargia calathea) on Self Heal (Prunella) - South Hill, Somerset, UK. ID 822_7209

South Hill – Marbles Rock

The Somerset Wildlife Trust of South Hill is becoming a real favourite.  Today I returned to find the marbled white butterflies were really rocking. Marble Whites Marbled whites are officially a brown butterfly –...

Marbled White (Melanargia calathea) Pyramidal orchid (Anacamptis pyramidalis) - South Hill, Somerset, UK. ID 822_6975

South Hill – Pyramid Stage

I had been told by the South Hill warden that the nature reserve was covered in Pyramidal Orchids.  So this was a must visit to the tiny Somerset Wildlife Trust reserve. I did not...