Category: Update

Skylark - Deerleap, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_9001

Lynchcombe Steps

June has been a strange month on the Lynchcombe nature reserve.  This Somerset Wildlife Trust nature reserve sits on the sunny side of the Mendip Hills.  Normally, at this time of year it is...

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...

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...

Blackthorn in blossom - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JB_3569

Lynchcombe Steps

Catching up with Lynchcombe on the sunny edge of the Mendip Hills.  A beautiful spot with views that could compete with anywhere.  March is the month in which life seems to return to the...

Brimstone (Gonepteryx rhamni) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JB_7464

Lynchcombe Steps

I have been out of the country for a few weeks and have come back to rubbish weather and lots and lots of blackberries. Blackberries cover every bramble bush on the Lynchcombe nature reserve...

Swollen-thighed Beetle (Oedemera nobilis) - Lynchcombe, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB_0367

Lynchcombe Steps

It has been a very busy summer, and I have not been able to spend as much time up on the Lynchcombe nature reserve as I would like.  The reserve is owned by the...

Brown Argus (Aricia agestis) - Lynchcombe, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB_3660

Lynchcombe Steps

The Lynchcombe nature reserve is covered in hawthorn blossom.  Once again making this a magical time, here and across a lot of Somerset. The Lynchcombe nature reserve is owned and managed by the Somerset...

Dove's-foot cranesbill (Geranium molle) - Lynchcombe, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB_1558

Lynchcombe Steps

It was time to spend some quality time on the Lynchcombe nature reserve on the edge of the Mendip Hills.  As a volunteer warden I was checking on the condition of the reserve for...

Lynchcombe - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB_5724H

Lynchcombe Steps

It has been a quiet time up on the Lynchcombe nature reserve in the Mendip Hills of Somerset.  We have a lot of showers recently.  The upside of which has been some wonderful rainbows....

Pollinator Sanctuary - Somerset Art Weeks, Deerleap, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB_5124

Lynchcombe Steps

Before an update on the Lynchcombe nature reserve.  This autumn saw the return of Somerset Art Weeks with the theme of Sanctuary. Landing in the Deerleap picnic site was the Pollinator Sanctuary by lear artist...