Tagged: Street

Sheep on the hillside - Looking south from Gilling Down, Nr Street, Somerset, UK. ID BR52336

Combe Hill Woods

The Combe Hill Wood near Street in Somerset is easy to access, it has a big car park and lots of well managed foot paths.  Perfect for an easy Sunday afternoon stroll. The woods are...

Large Blue (Phengaris arion) - Collard Hill, Nr Street, Somerset, UK. ID BR59460

Collard Hill

My annual trip to the National Trust’s Collards Hill nature reserve to photograph the extremely rare large blue butterfly.  I did not know what to expect as the trust had not been running their...

Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae) - Collard Hill, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_4931

Collard Hill

Collard Hill Each June I visit Collard Hill near Street in Somerset.  This year with the pandemic still raging things felt a bit different.  But in this landscape social distancing  is easy. The grassland...

Glastonbury Tor at Night - Somerset, UK. ID 927_9247

Tor Light by Night

The forecast was for a clear morning, following a cold night, so it was perfect time for an early walk up Glastonbury Tor to see some stars. Stars I climbed up the hill around 6...

Collard Hill in Autumn - Street, Somerset, UK. ID 826_0779H

Collard Hill

I normally visit Collard Hill to photograph the large-blue butterflies in summer.  But today I returned to find out what the hill is like in autumn. Collard Hill We have been so lucky to have...

Meadow Brown (Maniola jurtina) on Oxeye Daisies - Ivythorn Hill, Somerset, UK. ID 825_2031

Large Blue

Back to Collard Hill On my last visit to Collard Hill it was too hot to photograph butterflies.  They rarely settled, instead they flew passed quickly disappearing over the horizon.  Today, a change to more...

Bumble Bee on Bluebell, Ivythorn Hill

Ivythorn Hill

Ivythorn Hill near Street, in Somerset, is mostly visited by those using the local Youth Hostel or going to Collard Hill to find Large Blue Butterflies. But it is a wonderful strip of calcareous...