Tagged: Wild Garlic

Bluebell Meadow - West Horrington, Somerset, UK. ID 822_0005

Spring Meadow

Today was the day I realised that spring was turning into summer. I started in beautiful Biddle Combe near Wells but was I was forced to leave the overgrown shade of the wood and explore the fields around...

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...

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...

Wild Garlic - Milton Wood, Somerset, UK. ID JBA_8649

Another Round of Wild Garlic

Even from the outside you can see that something special is happening in Round Wood between Wells and Wookey Hole in Somerset. For many years I walked this wood each lunch time for a break...

Kings Wood - Somerset, UK. ID kingswood

Kings Wood

Kings Wood is covered in Wild Garlic that covers the woodland like a carpet of snow. Wild Garlic Wild Garlic (Allium ursinum) creates a white seas that flows around the curves of the woodland, hugs and...

Wild Garlic, Withial Combe

Wild Garlic

This does seem to be a great year for Wild Garlic. But I discovered this fanastic patch of flowers deep in Withial Combe.  The sun was strong and the contrast was way too high...

Small white butterfly on bluebells, Withial Combe

Withial Combe

Withial Combe is near Pilton, of Glastonbury Festival fame, in Somerset. Its a steep woodland gorge, with a small stream and waterfalls. It opens out into a series of small meadows. Last year I...

Wild Garlic (Allium ursine) at Longwood

Longwood

The Somerset Wildlife Trust reserve of Longwood in the Mendip Hills is one of the best woods in Britain.  It is famous for its Bluebells, but Wild Garlic (Allium ursine) is just as beautiful.  Each...