Category: Update

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

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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...

Small Heath (Coenonympha pamphilus) - Lynchcombe, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB_7311

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Late summer brings a different atmosphere to the Mendip Hills and the Lynchcombe nature reserve owned by the Somerset Wildlife Trust. Sheep graze the neighbouring nature reserve of Cooks Fields that overlook the sycamore...

Marbled White (Melanargia galathea) - Lynchcombe, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB_1901

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Lynchcombe Catching-up on the start of summer on the Lynchcombe nature reserve.  Sitting on the sides of the Mendip Hills in Somerset this is a wonderful spot to get away from it all. Bracken...

Sunset from Lynchcombe - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB_4261H

Lynchcombe Steps

Early-purples are a sure sign that spring is about to change everything. Spring on the Mendip Hills I’m finally catching-up with my photographs after a busy period of travelling with work and family. Lynchcombe...

Sunset from Lynchcombe - Mendip Hills, Nr Westbury-sub-Mendip, Somerset, UK. ID JB_8757H

Lynchcombe Steps

Lynchcombe Winter Winter on this grassland nature reserve high up on the Mendip Hills can sometimes look like this.  Back in 2019, just before the pandemic, it was hard to stand during this blizzard....