Tagged: Hawthorn

Marbled White (Melanargia galathea) - Collard Hill, Nr Street, Somerset, UK. ID JB_8712

Collard Hill

Who does not love small skipper butterflies.  They have so much energy. Today was my annual visit to Collard Hill near the town called Street of Somerset.  This hill is a wonderful patch of...

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....

Priddy Mineries - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB_6154

Mendip Mist

Excitement as I woke to thick fog.  I think you would call this fog rather than mist, but the word mist sits better against the Mendips. A quick breakfast followed by a dash to...

Priddy Mineries - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB_5844

Priddy Mineries

Priddy Mineries This small patch of the Mendip Hills has an ancient history of mining.  It then became a Somerset Wildlife Trust nature reserve – but no longer.  Despite this it is still a...

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...

Beach Trees - Draycott Sleights, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID BR55227

Draycott Sleights

It was really cold standing at the top of the cliffs on Draycott Sleights during a winter’s morning.  This is a Somerset Wildlife Trust nature reserve best known for its panoramic views and its...

Small Copper (Lycaena phlaeas) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID BR55687

Lynchcombe Steps

Lynchcombe in September To me the highlight was the fabulous sunset we had over the Autumn Equinox. The side gate into Cook’s Fields that leads to the grass path down to village of Westbury-sub-Mendip...

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,...

Yarley Fields - Somerset, UK. ID B011679

Yarley Frost

Welcome to Yarley Fields on a cold spring morning. This Somerset Wildlife Trust nature reserve looks south over the Somerset Levels towards Glastonbury Tor. The reserve is covered in ant hills, between which the...

North Hill - Mendips, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_1558

Let it Snow

  First Snow of Winter Christmas is never over, unless you want it to be.  And nothing keeps Christmas going better than some snow. I was waking the rest of the house up at...