Tagged: Mendip Hills

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...

Roe deer in Bluebells - Longwood, Somerset, UK. ID JBB_0464

Get ready for May

Spring reaches its peak in May.  This month, flowers of all colours spread across the woodland, grasslands and countryside.  Insects emerge from mayflies, dragonflies and butterflies.  Friendly rabbits nibble at the grass.  Lambs dash...

Wild Garlic at Cheddar Wood - Nr Cheddar, Somerset, UK. ID JB_4675

Sheep in the Wood

A couple of weeks ago I made the trip over to Cheddar to photograph the wild garlic in Cheddar Wood.  Back then the garlic was just starting to flower.  I posted a few pictures...

Oilseed Rape - Nr Ilchester, Somerset, UK. ID JB_4513

Brassica

Bit by bit Somerset seems to be going slightly more yellow.  I’m not talking buttercups, cowslips or even primroses – but brassica plants. Confusing Brassica Brassica is a genus of plants in the cabbage...

Bluebells at Park Wood - Nr Wells, Somerset, UK. ID JB_3932

Bluebells at Park Wood

Today I made my annual visit to Park Wood to see the bluebells.  This tiny little wood in Somerset can be found off the cycle track  east of equally tiny City of Wells. I...

Swell Wood in Spring - Swell, Somerset, UK. ID 810_7812

Get ready for April

Despite the endless rain of this March and the flooding across the Somerset Levels.  We have been promised that spring is on its way. Spring is may peoples favourite season as flowers and butterflies...

Blackthorn in blossom - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JB_3569

Lynchcombe Steps

Catching up with Lynchcombe on the sunny edge of the Mendip Hills.  A beautiful spot with views that could compete with anywhere.  March is the month in which life seems to return to the...

Snowdrops - Priddy, Somerset, UK. ID JB_1540

Roadside Snowdrops

We all have our favourite places to see snowdrops – a church, country estate or woodland valley.  However, it is possible to see snowdrops all over the place as you drive around the county....

Stockhill Woods - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB_9670

Mendip, Mud, Moss & Mist

I thought it would be a good idea to go up to the Mendip Hills and try and get some pictures of Stockhill Wood in the mist.  Driving up Old Bristol Road it looked...