Tagged: Hawthorn

Bluebells and Early Purple Orchids - Lynchcombe, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_5356

Lynchcombe Steps

Lynchcombe nature reserve enjoys the sunny south facing edge of the Mendip Hills in Somerset.  Today it was so sunny the sheep kept out of the heat under a tree.  Perhaps we have reached...

Hawthorn in Bloom - Priddy Mineries, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB_6314

Hawthorn in Bloom

Over the last couple of weeks hawthorn has been out in bloom all across the Mendips Hills in Somerset. Combined with blue skies it has been a fantastic display. Unfortunately, my day job has...

Brown Argus (Aricia agestis) - Lynchcombe, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB_3660

Lynchcombe Steps

The Lynchcombe nature reserve is covered in hawthorn blossom.  Once again making this a magical time, here and across a lot of Somerset. The Lynchcombe nature reserve is owned and managed by the Somerset...

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...