Tagged: Grassland

Lynchcombe Sunrise - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_1706H

Lynchcombe Sunrise

Another Sunrise I pitched up in a corner of Cook’s Fields, next to the Lynchcombe sycamore trees, and overlooking the Deerleap field.  The steep southern edge of the Mendip Hills actually faces south west....

Sunrise - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_0513H

Lynchcombe Steps

Winter Solstice I missed my usual trip to the top of Glastonbury Tor for the winter solstice this December.  Instead, this year I went to the top of Lynchcombe.  The sunrise was worth the...

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...

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...

Fist snow of the year - Cooks Fields, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_4813

First Snow

The First Snow We recently had snow for the first time this year.  We did have some last October, not very much but with the autumn colours out it was pretty photogenic.  I did...

Lollover Hill - Dundon, Somerset, UK. ID 826_1727

Lollover Hill

In the distance you can just make out Glastonbury Tor, the top of Lollover Hill has commanding views across Somerset. The other day I walked along the ridge of Collard Hill.  Looking south I...

Lynchcombe - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 825_8213

Lynchcombe Steps

The sun rises above Lynchcombe nature reserve on Easter Sunday. Easter Day at Lynchcombe Today I walked around Lynchcombe to check on the condition of the nature reserve following the recent blizzards.  Sheep are...

Bubwith Acres - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 825_6631

Bubwith Acres

Catching up with the beasts from the east when snow covered Somerset. Bubwith Acres I have rarely visited this Somerset Wildlife Trust nature reserve on the side of the Mendip Hills.  Not sure why.  Today...

Fox - Lynchcombe

Lynchcombe Steps

Lynchcombe The Lynchcombe nature reserve on the Mendip Hills is a sunny south facing grassland slope.  It is a beautiful location that needs a lot of management to keep it this way. I am a volunteer reserve...

Split Trees - Deerleap, Somerset, UK. ID 824_4930

Lynchcombe Steps

I am a volunteer warden for the Lynchcombe nature reserve on the Mendip Hills of Somerset.  Not much happens in this Somerset Wildlife Trust during winter.  So today was a quick visit to check...