Tagged: SWT

Autumn Leaves - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 826_2809

Lynchcombe Update

Another visit to the Lynchcombe nature reserve on the slopes of the Mendip Hills in Somerset. Lynchcombe As a volunteer reserve warden I keep an eye on this reserve for the Somerset Wildlife Trust....

The Discovery Trail - Great Breach Wood, Somerset, UK. ID 808_1031

Autumn Falls

This autumn as been a fantastic.  A feast of reds, oranges and yellows. Great Breach Wood I have missed the best of the season so I wanted to get a final fix before a...

Autumn Leaves - Thurlbear Woods, Somerset, UK. ID 826_2386

Thurlbear

I rarely have the opportunity to travel west in Somerset but today I had a couple of free hours.  It was a beautiful sunny autumn day so I headed out to Thurlbear in search...

Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria) - Langford Heathfield, Somerset, UK. ID 826_1476

Langford Heathfield

A visit to the Somerset Wildlife Trust nature reserve of Langford Heathfield near Wellington in Somerset. Langford Heathfield This is a large reserve that has survived because it is common land protected from development...

Small White (Pieris rapae) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 825_8799

Lynchcombe Update

Chance to visit Lynchcombe to check on the reserve.  Its a time of change as summer beings to fade.  The berries are out, while the flowers and their butterflies are disappearing. Late Summer Late summer...

Autumn Ladys-tresses (Spiranthes spiralis) - Cooks Fields, Somerset, UK. ID 825_7779

Autumn Lady’s-Tresses

Next to Lynchcombe nature reserve is another brilliant Somerset Wildlife Trust reserve called Cooks Fields.  I walk through a corner of it every time I visit Lynchcombe.  In that corner is the tiny special...

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...

Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus) - Draycott Sleights, Somerset, UK. ID 825_5491

Chalkhill Blues

Draycott Sleights is a Somerset Wildlife Trust nature reserve on the warm south facing slopes of the Mendip Hills. Chalkhill Blues Enter the reserve through the main gate on the left up a very...

Nursery Web Spider (Pisaura mirabilis) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 825_3912

Lynchcombe Update

The grassland of the Lynchcombe nature reserve on the Mendip Hills is looking cooked. The sides of the central combe (valley) are brown but the sheltered trees are still looking good.  I like this...

White lipped Snail (Cepaea hortensis) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 825_5108

Why do snails climb grass?

Lynchcombe is looking great in the hot summer weather.  Most of the bracken is still green, but the grass is very brown.  Lots of snails have climbed high up the grass.  Why? Why do...