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Somerset Mist - From Rookham, above Wells, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID BR54830

Somerset Mists

Autumn is the time of morning mists.  The Somerset Levels must be one of the best places in the UK to mist watch. The low morning sun brings out the texture of the grassland,...

Cow Parsley Seed Heads Silhouette - Queens Sedge Moor, Nr Glastonbury, Somerset, UK. ID BR54695

Early Morning Necklaces

Misty morning down on the Somerset Levels near Glastonbury. Across the moor the cobwebs caught the morning dew.  Creating early morning necklaces. Science Bit Pearly drops of water on these silken threads is something we...

Marbled White (Melanargia galathea) - Lynchcombe, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID BR50350

Lynchcombe Summer

Summertime on the Lynchcombe nature reserve.  My favourite place at my favourite time of year! Butterflies I have carried on counting the butterflies across the year this year.  It has been a mixed up...

Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus) - Middledown, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID BR54222

Back into Summer

Middledown is a limestone grassland nature reserve up in the middle the Mendip Hills above Cheddar Gorge.  It is managed by the Somerset Wildlife Trust. Normally, I visit this reserve when it is covered...

Sheep Gate

Sheep are keeping the grass a bit shorter up on the Deerleap field.  On the southern slopes of the Mendip Hills this is a very popular spot for a stroll. Sheep everywhere. Over the...

Approaching Storm - Deerleap, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_4877

Storm Crows

Recently I have been popping up to Deerleap for an evening stroll.  Something I started during the lockdowns as my daily exercise from home. Today, I did not realise that a thunder storm was...

Curly Dock (Rumex crispus) - Mudgley, Nr Wedmore, Somerset, UK. ID BR52900

Back to Bagley

Its starting to look distinctly like autumn at the Badley field near Wedmore in Somerset.  Long shadows run across the ground early in the morning in August.  Lower in the valley of the River...

Small Heath (Coenonympha pamphilus) - Cooks Fields, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID BR50048

Cooks Fields

The Cook’s Fields nature reserve overlooks the Somerset village of Westbury-sub-Mendip.  On a clear day you can see for miles across to Glastonbury Tor and the Somerset Levels. Today, after enjoying the views, I...

Large Blue (Phengaris arion) - Collard Hill, Nr Street, Somerset, UK. ID BR59460

Collard Hill

My annual trip to the National Trust’s Collards Hill nature reserve to photograph the extremely rare large blue butterfly.  I did not know what to expect as the trust had not been running their...

Summer Sunset - Bagley, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_3727

Back to Bagley

Return to my favourite field to capture the sunset in mid-summer.  First, as you can see, I had fun doing long overhead panoramas. The field was covered in flying bugs. But these were easy...