Tagged: Woodland

Round Wood - Wells, Somerset, UK. IMG_8956

Round Wood

Milton Hill Each lunch time I would walk around the woods above Wells in Somerset.  The walk was a barometer telling me the progress of the seasons. When the wood anemones were about to...

Woodland Flowers - Kings Castle Wood, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_7379

King’s Castle

Kings Castle Wood This Somerset Wildlife Trust reserve sits above the small city of Wells.  The woodland floor is rich in wild flowers such as bluebells, wood anemones and wood violets. It is possible...

Spring Morning - Longwood, Somerset, UK. ID 825_0621H

Colours of May

This summer has been so busy.  So I have decided the only way to catch up is to write a single post for the whole of May. The Colours of May Spring is a...

Wood Anemones - Park Wood, Nr Wells, Somerset, UK. ID 825_8588

Spring!

I have been away for a couple of weeks walking in the national parks of Utah.  When I left the UK was still suffering from a long hard winter.  On my return the sun...

Beacon Hill Woods - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 824_3803

Beacon Hill Snow

Winter in the Wood Its Christmas time and the edge of the wood on top of Beacon Hill hides its secret winter wonderland. In the centre of the wood is an area of mature beech...

Winter Trees - Stockhill Wood, Somerset, UK. ID 824_2196

Stockhill Woods

It was the first snow of the year but despite being the weekend I had too much work to do.  By lunch time I had done enough so I headed up the Mendips for a mid-afternoon’s...

Autumn in Stockhill Wood - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 823_5380

Stockhill Wood

Autumn colour can be short lived.  Often the golden leaves are blown away by the first storm.  Tomorrow storm Ophelia, the biggest storm for decades to reach the British Isles will pass just to the west of Somerset....

Hawthorn Colours - Great Breach Wood, Somerset, UK. ID 823_4586

Great Breach Wood

Today I visited the Somerset Wildlife Trust’s Great Breach Wood on the Polden Hills in the middle of Somerset.  I wanted to check on the progress of autumn.  How were those colours? Hawthorn Colour...

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...