Tagged: Mendip Hills

Marbled White (Melanargia galathea) - Lynchcombe, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID BR50350

Lynchcombe Summer

Summertime on the Lynchcombe nature reserve.  My favourite place at my favourite time of year! Butterflies I have carried on counting the butterflies across the year this year.  It has been a mixed up...

Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus) - Middledown, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID BR54222

Back into Summer

Middledown is a limestone grassland nature reserve up in the middle the Mendip Hills above Cheddar Gorge.  It is managed by the Somerset Wildlife Trust. Normally, I visit this reserve when it is covered...

Sheep Gate

Sheep are keeping the grass a bit shorter up on the Deerleap field.  On the southern slopes of the Mendip Hills this is a very popular spot for a stroll. Sheep everywhere. Over the...

Approaching Storm - Deerleap, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_4877

Storm Crows

Recently I have been popping up to Deerleap for an evening stroll.  Something I started during the lockdowns as my daily exercise from home. Today, I did not realise that a thunder storm was...

Spring Picnic on the Village Green - Priddy, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 825_9581

Priddy in Yellow

This has been a yellow spring and early summer.  Dandelions everywhere followed by buttercups.  I’m not sure why they are so good this year, maybe it has been the lack of warm sunny days....

Mint Leaf Beetle (Chrysolina menthastri) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID BR57085

Lynchcombe Spring

Could not resist another dandelion picture – its the year of the dandelion! Lynchcombe Lynchcombe sits on the steep south facing slopes of the Mendip Hills above Westbury-sub-Mendip.  I’m the volunteer warden for this...

Garden End Farm - Theale, Somerset, UK. ID BR54475

Axe Valley Buttercups

On a clear morning, at this time of year, the valley fills with mist. Gradually the mist burns away. As bright blue skies appear over the small hills that spring up across the valley....

Dandelions Fields - Nr Priddy, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID BR55676

Mendip Dandelions

Dandelions I was asked for information on where to find the best dandelions flowers in the area.  For me there was one clear favourite.  Up the Mendip Hills around Priddy are fields covered in...

Snow - Lynchcombe, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_2920

Lynchcombe Snow

After the steep walk up the hill from my home the white landscape in the Mendip Hills looked beautiful. To begin with the weather was cloudy, but soon the low winter sun managed break...

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....