Tagged: Autumn

Starlings - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB_5503

Somerset Year 2022

As is often the case my photograph year started with a sunrise at RSPB Ham Wall. Ham Wall Visits to RSPB Ham Wall to watch the starling murmurations tops and tails each year.  This...

Beacon Hill Wood - Nr Shepton Mallet, Somerset, UK. ID JB_5610

Beacon Hill in Autumn

Autumn is sometimes very short, this year seems to have taken that to new levels.  Perhaps I was too distracted chasing starlings around Somerset? Beacon Hill Wood is one of my favourites and being...

Smitham Chimney - East Harptree Wood, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB_7138H

East Harptree Woods

East Harptree Wood This wood is a small woodland situated on the northern edge of the Mendip Hills in Somerset.  It is mainly conifers but in the wood’s centre there are some more interesting...

Dawn at Autumn Equinox - Glastonbury Tor, Somerset, UK. ID JB_3586

Autumn Equinox

This year I decided to re-interpret the date of equinox.  Officially, the precise moment of the equinox at Glastonbury is Friday, 23 September 2022, 02:03 BST.   Obviously, if it occurs in the middle of...

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

Lynchcombe Steps

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...

Stockhill Woods - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID BR52781

Hidden Gold

Stockhill Woods These woods are Forestry Commission and in the most part they are a uniform plantation of conifers.  Added to that this was a dull overcast day, although the light was soft with...

Sheep on the hillside - Looking south from Gilling Down, Nr Street, Somerset, UK. ID BR52336

Combe Hill Woods

The Combe Hill Wood near Street in Somerset is easy to access, it has a big car park and lots of well managed foot paths.  Perfect for an easy Sunday afternoon stroll. The woods are...

Beacon Hill Woods - Nr Shepton Mallet, Somerset, UK. ID BR51849

Golden Beacon

Beacon Hill Woods Near Shepton Mallet in Somerset these woods are looked after by the Beacon Hill Society along with the Woodland Trust.  Obviously, they do a great job as it is a wonderful...

Oak Trees in the Mist - Park Wood, Nr Wells, Somerset, UK. ID BR59786

Bishop’s Fields

Early autumn morning in the Bishop’s Fields, near Park Wood.  These fields at the City of Wells in Somerset are a popular dog walking spot.  But get up a bit earlier and you may...

Autumn Ladys-tresses (Spiranthes spiralis) - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID BR55556

Autumn Lady’s-tresses

Towards the end of August I start to look out for this little orchid growing in the short grassland high up on the Mendip Hills. Their name comes from their tiny flowers spiralling around...