Tagged: Woodland

Bluebells in the Gorse Plantation - Wells, Somerset, UK. ID 810_8004

Gorse Plantation

The Gorse Plantation is a small patch of private woodland on Priors Hill above Wells in Somerset.  This time of year it has a carpet of bluebells A dry-stone wall runs alongside the wood.  The...

Swell Wood in Spring - Swell, Somerset, UK. ID 810_7789

Swell Wood

The ancient oaks of RSPB Swell Wood is part of the woodland stretching from Langport to the Blackdown Hills which I should visit more often.  This corner of South Somerset is truly a wonderland...

Bluebells at Steep Holm - Between Dulcote and Dinder, Somerset, UK. ID 810_7667

Steep Holm Wood

Steep Holm is a small wood between Dinder and Dulcote in Somerset.  The whole area is a patchwork of little woods and it is difficult to tell from the maps where one ends and another...

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

Lynchcombe Update

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...

Bluebells of Park Wood - Nr Wells, Somerset, UK. ID 810_7544

Bluebell Dawn

After my recent visit to Park Wood to capture the bluebells in the evening light.  Today I got up early to witness the flowers at dawn. Bluebells The sun creeps up slowly creating pools of light and...

Bluebells - Park Wood, Somerset, UK. ID 810_6247

Bluebell Evening

To get the Easter weekend going I could not resist stopping off at Park Wood to see how the bluebells were progressing.  Easter is late this year and the bluebells have been even later...

Christmas Robin - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 808_4318

Merry Christmas

Another great year in Somerset.  Not much snow but a host of beautiful colours, mists and sunsets marking the seasons. January The year started with the starlings roosting in the far western end of...

Beacon Hill

My second visit to Beacon Hill this autumn. Compared to the quick rush around the wood in bad light mid-week today I had more time on the weekend to enjoy my visit and properly explore....

Beacon Hill Wood - Nr Shepton Mallet, Somerset, UK. ID 808_1259

Beacon Hill

This small Woodland Trust site at the top of Beacon Hill near Shepton Mallet in Somerset is a glorious autumn jewel.  The beech woodland is gradually turning gold so I made a short detour on my way...

The Discovery Trail - Great Breach Wood, Somerset, UK. ID 808_1206

Discovery Trail

Today I found autumn on the Discovery Trail at Great Breach Wood in Somerset. The trail covers parts of this Somerset Wildlife Trust. It is well marked with posts providing details of nature and...