Tagged: Buttercups

Spring Picnic on the Village Green - Priddy, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 825_9581

Priddy in Yellow

This has been a yellow spring and early summer.  Dandelions everywhere followed by buttercups.  I’m not sure why they are so good this year, maybe it has been the lack of warm sunny days....

Mint Leaf Beetle (Chrysolina menthastri) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID BR57085

Lynchcombe Spring

Could not resist another dandelion picture – its the year of the dandelion! Lynchcombe Lynchcombe sits on the steep south facing slopes of the Mendip Hills above Westbury-sub-Mendip.  I’m the volunteer warden for this...

Emperor Dragonfly (Anax imperator) - Bagley, Nr Wedmore, Somerset, UK. ID BR57678

Back to Bagley

I came across beautiful field in Bagley while out on by bicycle looking for dandelions earlier in the year.  Cycling is a great way to see the landscape, you are high enough to peer...

Garden End Farm - Theale, Somerset, UK. ID BR54475

Axe Valley Buttercups

On a clear morning, at this time of year, the valley fills with mist. Gradually the mist burns away. As bright blue skies appear over the small hills that spring up across the valley....

Last Sun - Henton, Somerset, UK. ID 804_6428

Henton Flowers

Each year I visit the church in the village of Henton in Somerset to see the display of meadow flowers in the church yard, Outside the church celandines are everywhere. In the morning light...

Butleigh Moor - Nr Street, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_3382

Spring on the Levels

During the lockdown we were allowed out each day for some exercise.  So to get fit I went for lots of cycle rides around the Somerset Levels.  The moors and levels were looking beautiful...

Small Copper (Lycaena phlaeas) - Perry Mead, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_9704

Perry Mead

Perry Mead Perry Mead is a Somerset Wildlife Trust nature reserve in South Somerset.  Its a small but beautiful patch of grassland along the banks of the River Cary. To me there is a...

Spring Morning - Longwood, Somerset, UK. ID 825_0621H

Colours of May

This summer has been so busy.  So I have decided the only way to catch up is to write a single post for the whole of May. The Colours of May Spring is a...

Babcary Meadows - Somerset, UK. ID 822_0660

Babcary Meadows

I visited Babcary a few weeks ago.  Back then in April the hay meadows were still waiting for spring to arrive.  Today I returned to the meadows to see if things had progressed. The...

Perry Mead

Perry Mead is a Somerset Wildlife Trust nature reserve in the heart of the Somerset.   This neutral grassland sits on the north side of Perry Hill stretching down to the meandering River Cary near Perrys...