Tagged: Autumn

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...

Somerset Mist - From Rookham, above Wells, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID BR54830

Somerset Mists

Autumn is the time of morning mists.  The Somerset Levels must be one of the best places in the UK to mist watch. The low morning sun brings out the texture of the grassland,...

Curly Dock (Rumex crispus) - Mudgley, Nr Wedmore, Somerset, UK. ID BR52900

Back to Bagley

Its starting to look distinctly like autumn at the Badley field near Wedmore in Somerset.  Long shadows run across the ground early in the morning in August.  Lower in the valley of the River...

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...