Tagged: Grassland

Sunrise at Pen Hill - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB_4041H

Pen Hill

Pen Hill is the Mendip Hills red light district.  The mast is nearly 300m tall and sits on the top of a 300m hill in Somerset.  It is surrounded by rough grazing and dry-stone...

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...

Chalkhill Blue (Polyommatus coridon) - Draycott Sleights, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_0123

Chalk Hills of Draycott

It has been very windy recently which has made it difficult to photograph butterflies.  Especially those that like resting on wobbly grass.  So I headed for a relatively sheltered part of Draycott Sleights to...

Early summer morning at Blackmoor - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB_3311H

Blackmoor

Blackmoor Blackmoor is part of the prehistoric lead mining area of the Mendip Hills in Somerset.  Like neighbouring Ubley Warren it is covered in gruffy ground – a landscape of hollows, lumps and dumps formed...

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary (Boloria selene) - Ubley Warren, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB_9894

Pearls of Ubley Warren

For a long time I have been a volunteer warden on the Mendip Hills of Somerset.  On one of the Somerset Wildlife Trusts’ interpretation boards is a photo of a dark green fritillary butterfly....

Marbled White (Melanargia galathea) - Lynchcombe, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB_1901

Lynchcombe Steps

Lynchcombe Catching-up on the start of summer on the Lynchcombe nature reserve.  Sitting on the sides of the Mendip Hills in Somerset this is a wonderful spot to get away from it all. Bracken...

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary (Boloria selene) - Priddy Mineries, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB_6631

Small Pearls of Priddy

Following your feet along this path on the Mendip Hills takes you to a magical spot for watching butterflies. I’m not quite sure why, but it has been years since I spent time photographing...

Sunset from Lynchcombe - Mendip Hills, Nr Westbury-sub-Mendip, Somerset, UK. ID JB_8757H

Lynchcombe Steps

Lynchcombe Winter Winter on this grassland nature reserve high up on the Mendip Hills can sometimes look like this.  Back in 2019, just before the pandemic, it was hard to stand during this blizzard....

Lynchcombe Sunrise - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB_7322

Red Dawn at Lynchcombe

Its Christmas morning and it’s cloudy. These pictures were taken a couple of days ago. I hope you like them, Jeff. Happy Christmas Early in the morning a beautiful deep red sky above the...

Lynchcombe Panorama - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID BR58612

Lynchcombe Steps

Things can be very quiet at Lynchcombe in Somerset.  Lynchcombe is a Somerset Wildlife Trust nature reserve on the sunny southern slopes on the Mendip Hills. Situated down the hill from the Deerleap field...