Tagged: SWT

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...

Spring Hedge Laying - Lots Grassland, Somerset, UK. ID 821_0590

Lots Grassland

Lots Grassland is a Somerset Wildlife Trust nature reserve high up in the Mendip Hills.  Being high means this is an acid grassland on sandstone.  So a visit here makes a refreshing change from...

Spring in Longwood - Somerset, UK. ID 821_0461

Spring in Longwood

Today I made a return visit to Longwood.  On my previous visit the sun was very bright creating lots of harsh contrast.  Today I had hoped for some softer light – things did not go entirely to plan. Poor...

Orange-tip butterfly (Anthocharis cardamines) - Black Rock, Somerset, UK. ID 821_1084

Black Rock

I’ve visited Longwood, near Cheddar, a couple of times this week to see the bluebells.  Each time, I got there walking along the drove through Black Rock.  You can forgive people for ignoring this drove. However, Black...

Perry Mead

Perry Mead is a Somerset Wildlife Trust nature reserve in the heart of the Somerset.   This neutral grassland sits on the north side of Perry Hill stretching down to the meandering River Cary near Perrys...

Bluebells - Longwood, Somerset, UK. ID 821_9861

Longwood Bluebells

Longwood is the spring jewel of the Mendip Hills in Somerset.  The wood is bursting with colour as bluebells carpet the woodland floor.  Amongst the flowers are butterflies such as this brimstone searching out pools of...

Holly blue (Celastrina argiolus) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 821_9416

Lynchcombe Steps

Spring lambs and spring butterflies cover Lynchcombe. Lynchcombe is a Somerset Wildlife Trust nature reserve on the steep sunny south edge of the Mendip Hills with fantastic views across Somerset. I’m a volunteer warden for the...

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

Lynchcombe Steps

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...

Peacock butterfly (Inachis io) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK.

Lynchcombe Steps

I often visit Lynchcombe on the Mendip Hills in Somerset. Many times I wonder what surprises the reserve will have in store today. Sometimes nothing seems to be happening.  This is usually because I’m...

First Primroses - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 810_1534

Lynchcombe Steps

One of the first signs of spiring on Lynchcombe nature reserve is the appearance of the first primroses. Today was a day of spring flowers and spring rain. Dark Clouds Dark clouds lurk behind the...