Category: Update

Sunrise - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_0513H

Lynchcombe Steps

Winter Solstice I missed my usual trip to the top of Glastonbury Tor for the winter solstice this December.  Instead, this year I went to the top of Lynchcombe.  The sunrise was worth the...

Mendip Night - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_8525P

Lynchcombe Steps

Autumn at the Lynchcombe nature reserve on the southern slopes of the Mendip Hills.  With leaves turning gold, deep shadows, morning mists, and brightly coloured fungi in the fields – autumn is a perfect...

Sycamores at first light - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_7621

Lynchcombe Steps

Lynchet These terraces, called lynchetts, are the signs of ancient field workings.  According to the Wikipedia: The traditional theory on the formation of lynchets is that they may form naturally on the downslope of...

Small Heath (Coenonympha pamphilus) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_7522

Lynchcombe Steps

Lynchcombe The nature reserve is approaching autumn very quickly – the bracken has died back and the leaves are already changing. Speckled Woods Speckled wood butterflies just keep going.  They are pretty much the...

Lynchcombe Sycamores - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_3358H

Mendip Sunset

Perfect Sunset I looked out my window, saw the clear blue sky, and immediately thought there could be good sunsets this evening.  I quickly packed my camera and tripod and dashed up the Mendip...

Lynchcombe in November

The exciting news from November was the first snow of winter. Not a lot of snow for the Mendip Hills but its still very early in the season so we should get lots more....

Sunset - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JBB_4313

Lynchcombe in October

October Catching up with another month at Lynchcombe.  The month when most of the insects disappear, the fungi come out and the days end in beautiful sunsets. This devil’s coach horse beetle was a...

Small Copper (Lycaena phlaeas) on Wild Marjoram (Origanum vulgare) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_9495

Lynchcombe in September

September I’ve been so busy this year at work, and cycling everywhere, so it is time for another late catch up with another whole month at Lynchcombe. September is the transition month sitting between...

Small Copper (Lycaena phlaeas) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_7483

Lynchcombe in August

The height of summer on the south facing slopes of Mendip Hills in Somerset.  On the Somerset Wildlife Trust nature reserve at Lynchcombe the musk thistles are still doing well so are the small...

Hummingbird Hawk Moth (Macroglossum stellatarum) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_4600

Lynchcombe in July

Lynchcombe Lynchcombe is a Somerset Wildlife Trust nature reserve high up on the sunny south facing ridge of the Mendip Hills.  This July it has been dominated by musk thistles. The nodding heads of...