Tagged: Ringlet

Early summer morning at Blackmoor - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB_3311H


Blackmoor Blackmoor is part of the prehistoric lead mining area of the Mendip Hills in Somerset.  Like neighbouring Ubley Warren it is covered in gruffy ground – a landscape of hollows, lumps and dumps formed...

Hummingbird Hawk Moth (Macroglossum stellatarum) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_4600

Lynchcombe in July

Lynchcombe Lynchcombe is a Somerset Wildlife Trust nature reserve high up on the sunny south facing ridge of the Mendip Hills.  This July it has been dominated by musk thistles. The nodding heads of...

Dawn - Finland


I have been out of Somerset for a couple of weeks on holiday where I discovered the wonderful Finland archipelago. A family holiday following the route of the viking sagas across Scandinavia and Russia offered some great opportunities for...

Comma (Polygonia c-album) - Great Breach Wood, Somerset, UK. ID 822_9274

Rediscovery Trail

Back on the Discovery Trail through the Great Breach Wood in the heart of Somerset. Silver-Washed Fritillaries At this time of year you cannot miss the large silver-washed fritillary butterflies gliding through the rides...

Ringlet (Aphantopus hyperantus) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 822_7795

Lynchcombe Steps

Back up to the Somerset Wildlife Trust reserve of Lynchcombe to check on things and count the butterflies. Small Skippers This week the thistles arrived and with them the small skippers (Thymelicus sylvestnis).  They have...

Large Blue (Maculinea arion) - Green Down, Somerset, UK. ID 822_4873

Large Blues II

The elusive large blue of Somerset. I decided to spend this week visiting Green Down as often as I could to try and experience the large blue season. Large Blues I think most of...

Large Skipper, Ochlodes sylvanus

Lynchcombe Steps

Today on Lynchcombe was a day of sunshine and showers. Butterfly Transect Getting a few more butterflies as summer attempts to start. June weather had been so poor on the weekends so this was...

Ringlet (Aphantopus hyperantus)

Lynchcombe Steps

I’m a volunteer warden for the Somerset Wildlife Trust.  Each warden gets a reserve.  Mine is Lynchcombe a south facing grassland slope on the Mendip Hills.  I regularly walk the reserve looking out for...

Ringlet (Aphantopus hyperantus)

Lynchcombe Steps

A hot day for the sheep on Lynchcombe.  A walk around the butterfly transect for Butterfly Conservation, but not much to report apart from small very nice Ringlets.