Tagged: Mendips

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...

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...

Wild Garlic in the New Cut - Wells, Somerset, UK. ID JB_3945

Cut Above

New Cut The words new cut brings images to mind of motorways crossing a hillside.  However, this is not the case in Wells.  Here the New Cut appears to be an ancient track up...

Wild Garlic - Cheddar Wood, Somerset, UK. ID JB_2762

Callow Hill

Callow Hill sits on the southern side of the Mendip Hills in Somerset.  I started a walk in Axbridge near Cheddar, and immediately climbed the steep hill up through the woods. This is not...