Tagged: Autumn

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...

North Cheriton

North Cheriton is a little village in south Somerset.  The word cheriton means a village with a church.  So it is no surprise that the church has a prominent position at the top of...

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...

Autumn Woodland

Beacon Hill Wood is a special place in autumn.  Golden beach leaves cover the woodland floor providing nutrients for the host of colourful fungi. It is hard to find fungi in perfect condition.  So...

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...

Starling Murmuration - Loxtons, Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_1472

Starling Trail

Back on the Starling Trial on the Somerset Levels.  The season has been going for a few weeks already and numbers are steadily increasing as the colder weather attracts more and more birds to...

The Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Shapwick, Somerset, K. ID JB1_1325

Shapwick and Loxley

Remembrance Sunday The village of Shapwick sits on the edge of the Somerset Levels along the ridge of the Polden Hills.   The church has a beautiful display of hand knitted poppies for remembrance...

The Somerset Poppies - Bishops Palace, Wells, Somerset, UK. ID 826_4602

The Somerset Poppies

Catching up with the Wells Poppy Trail at the Bishops Palace. The Somerset Poppies Following visits to the Cathedral and St Cuthbert’s Church today I visited the famous Bishops Palace in Wells.  Volunteers had...

The Discovery Trail - Great Breach Wood, Somerset, UK. ID 808_1031

Autumn Falls

This autumn as been a fantastic.  A feast of reds, oranges and yellows. Great Breach Wood I have missed the best of the season so I wanted to get a final fix before a...

Autumn Leaves - Thurlbear Woods, Somerset, UK. ID 826_2386

Thurlbear

I rarely have the opportunity to travel west in Somerset but today I had a couple of free hours.  It was a beautiful sunny autumn day so I headed out to Thurlbear in search...