Author: Jeff Bevan

Roe Deer - Deerleap, From Lynchcombe, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_8343

Tip-toe through the Buttercups

Deerleap is a lane that heads up the sunny southern side of the Mendip Hills.  Starting out from the caves at Wookey Hole, near Wells, it is part of the national cycle network.  But...

Large Blue (Maculinea arion) - Collard Hill, Somerset, UK. ID 825_2158

Jump into June

Summer Times I love the colours of autumn, the flowers of spring, and winter snow – but the warmth of summer is very hard to beat. Hawthorn blooms across the Mendip Hills. Oxeye daisies...

Babcary Meadows - Somerset, UK. ID JB_8182

Babcary Meadows

Babcary is a small village deep in South Somerset those history goes back to the Domesday Book and beyond, including Wimble Toot a Bronze Age barrow. North of the village is Babcary Meadows. They...

Rose Chafer (Cetonia aurata) - Lynchcombe, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_7826

Lynchcombe Steps

Each trip to check on the Lynchcombe nature reserve starts with a stroll by the skylarks of the Deerleap field.  You must give these birds plenty of space – especially if you have a...

Buttercups on Glastonbury Tor - Somerset, UK. ID JB_7405

Back on Tor

Having spent an evening, followed by an early morning, wondering around South Moor it was time to get back up Glastonbury Tor. It had been a while since my last trip and it always...

Line up for your picture - South Moor, Nr Glastonbury, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_0293

South Moor

Buttercups are spreading out across the Somerset moors.  This year they seem to be doing especially well, and no where is better than South Moor near Glastonbury. The backdrop is the famous Glastonbury Tor....

Buttercups - Fenny Castle, Somerset, UK. ID JB_6521

Buttercup Fields

The fields around Fenny Castle are covered in buttercups.  And they look great in yellow. Buttercup Fields sound more like a building development in a town rather than the open fields of the English...

Bidcombe Wood - Wiltshire, UK. ID JB_6101

Bidcombe Wood

This is another post venturing over the Somerset border into a neighbouring county.  This is because I recently struggled around a gravel cycle ride around the Wiltshire Downs that was organised by Glorious Gravel....

Dandelions and Buttercups - Deerleap, Nr Wells, Somerset, UK. ID JB_5912

Leap into Spring

Road side red campion is sign that spring is well underway.   In the fields the dandelions have gone to seed and the buttercups have won the race to take over. A steep narrow...

Bluebells and Early Purple Orchids - Lynchcombe, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_5356

Lynchcombe Steps

Lynchcombe nature reserve enjoys the sunny south facing edge of the Mendip Hills in Somerset.  Today it was so sunny the sheep kept out of the heat under a tree.  Perhaps we have reached...