Tagged: Summer

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...

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...

Small Heath (Coenonympha pamphilus) - Cooks Fields, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID BR50048

Cooks Fields

The Cook’s Fields nature reserve overlooks the Somerset village of Westbury-sub-Mendip.  On a clear day you can see for miles across to Glastonbury Tor and the Somerset Levels. Today, after enjoying the views, I...

Summer Sunset - Bagley, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_3727

Back to Bagley

Return to my favourite field to capture the sunset in mid-summer.  First, as you can see, I had fun doing long overhead panoramas. The field was covered in flying bugs. But these were easy...

Wind in the Willows - Westhay, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_7168

Windmills in the Sky

There are several windmills in the Somerset but probably the best known are Stembridge, Walton and Ashton mills. Stembridge In South Somerset up on the top High Ham is Stembridge Mill. I found it...

Burtle Loop

Burtle Loop This straight stretch of road is part of Strava‘s Burtle Loop.  I’ve cycled it so many time that I’m currently the their Local Legend for this Loop.  The tag of Local Legend...

Mudgley - From North Chine Drove, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_6732

Going for a Ride

I have been going for lots of cycle rides as the lockdown eases.  Its a time to escape for a couple of hours in the middle of the week and enjoy some sunshine. On...

Sheep - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_5284

Lynchcombe Steps

Sheep and Butterflies It’s July, the sun is out and Lynchcombe is covered in sheep and butterflies.  Also, horse flies and ticks so take care! Most of the sheep were under the trees taking...

Meadow Brown - St Michaels Church,Brent Knoll, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_6924

Brent Knoll

A village and a hill I have been on some long cycle rides recently.  Today I had a ride to the sea side stopping off at the village of Brent Knoll on the way...

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...