Tagged: Mendips

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...

Christmas Lights - Cabot Circus, Bristol, UK. ID IMG_7422

Happy Christmas

I love the things that people do to celebrate Christmas like this wonderful post box in Wells Happy Christmas St Cuthbert’s church has a Crib Festival each year.  For me this begins Christmas. A...

The Somerset Poppies - Bishops Palace, Wells.

The Somerset Poppies

Red poppies created by thousands of local children.  First planted in 2018 to commemorate 100 years since the end of World War One.  Since then the poppies have returned each year to chosen corners...

Toadstools at Beacon Hill Wood - Nr Shepton Mallet, Somerset, UK. ID JB_9968

Mendip Gold

Autumn can come and go in a heartbeat.  For me this was one of those years.  A late start followed by a series of storms that removed many of the leaves.  Combine this with...

Autumn Lady’s-Tresses

For a few mornings I have popped up the hill to the Deerleap picnic site, and followed the sheep over to Cooks Fields.  I headed out before sunrise to capture the first light on...

Brimstone (Gonepteryx rhamni) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JB_7464

Lynchcombe Steps

I have been out of the country for a few weeks and have come back to rubbish weather and lots and lots of blackberries. Blackberries cover every bramble bush on the Lynchcombe nature reserve...

Swollen-thighed Beetle (Oedemera nobilis) - Lynchcombe, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB_0367

Lynchcombe Steps

It has been a very busy summer, and I have not been able to spend as much time up on the Lynchcombe nature reserve as I would like.  The reserve is owned by the...

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...

Skylarks at Deerleap - Mendip Hills, Nr Wells, Somerset, UK. ID JB_4078

Skylarks at Deerleap

Skylarks are once again nesting on the Deerleap field on the Mendip Hills.  Please, please follow the signs to protect the birds. This year there was a special treat. In our spaces managed for...