Catching up on another month of visits to the Lynchcombe nature reserve. The site has fantastic views across Somerset, and June provided some clear evenings with glorious colours.
At the top of the reserve is an old concrete fence. It would be nice if this could be replaced with a traditional stone wall.
Long views on long summer evenings.
Sometimes is hard to imagine living anywhere else.
Late in the evening, after the sun has gone down, the views towards Brent Knoll hill were worth the wait.
Its not just the views that draws people to the area. Each corner of the reserve has its own collection of insects and plants.
The beetles and butterflies seem happy to share the same bramble flowers.
Clearly, they are not everyone’s favourites but I have been trying to learn the names of some flies – including horse flies.
But butterflies are still my favourites.
Who can’t but love a skipper?
The reserve has been covered in sheep. I think this brings in the flies – big time.