Tagged: Farmland

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,...

Sheep Gate

Sheep are keeping the grass a bit shorter up on the Deerleap field.  On the southern slopes of the Mendip Hills this is a very popular spot for a stroll. Sheep everywhere. Over the...

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...

Summer Sunset - Bagley, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_3727

Back to Bagley

Return to my favourite field to capture the sunset in mid-summer.  First, as you can see, I had fun doing long overhead panoramas. The field was covered in flying bugs. But these were easy...

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...

Buttercup Meadow - Rattling Bow, Nr Wedmore, Somerset, UK. ID BR57501

Buttercups

The last couple of springs the Somerset Levels have been a sea of yellow buttercups. Barrow Hill, at Panborough, is one of my favourite hills.  This is all down to that tree growing out...

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....

Dandelions Fields - Nr Priddy, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID BR55676

Mendip Dandelions

Dandelions I was asked for information on where to find the best dandelions flowers in the area.  For me there was one clear favourite.  Up the Mendip Hills around Priddy are fields covered in...