Tagged: SWT

Gatekeeper (Pyronia tithonus) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 823_0386

Lynchcombe Steps

I have been doing the Lynchcombe butterfly transect a lot this year.  This partly due to the good summer weather this year.  In the passed the weather has been so bad that it has...

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...

Comma (Polygonia c-album) - Great Breach Wood, Somerset, UK. ID 822_9274

Rediscovery Trail

Back on the Discovery Trail through the Great Breach Wood in the heart of Somerset. Silver-Washed Fritillaries At this time of year you cannot miss the large silver-washed fritillary butterflies gliding through the rides...

Marbled White (Melanargia calathea) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 823_0224

Lynchcombe Steps

After the trips to Great Breach Wood it was time for Lynchcombe to demonstrate it can serve up its share of silver-washed fritillaries.  It did not disappoint. Silver-washed Fritillaries The silver-washed fritillaries were still...

Silver-washed Fritillary (Argynnis paphia) - Great Breach Wood, Somerset, UK. ID 822_8831

Silver Washed Fritillaries

After seeing silver-washed fritillary butterflies on Lynchcombe during my butterfly transect I had to make the short trip to the Great Breach Wood where I hope to see many many more. The Somerset Wildlife...

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...

Brent Knoll Sunset - From Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JBA_1029

Brent Knoll

Lynchcombe on the edge of the Mendip Hills has great views across the Somerset Levels.  In the far distance to the east is the hill of Brent Knoll on the Somerset coast.  On a...

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) - South Hill, Somerset, UK. ID 822_7638

South Hill – Day Dreaming

I had recently seen some old but beautiful backlit images of marbled whites within their grassland. I wanted to try and replicate this style of picture. So there was only one place to go –...

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 –...