Tagged: Swollen-thighed Beetle

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...

Break in the weather - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_4586H

Lynchcombe Steps

Lynchcombe Catching up on another month of visits to the Lynchcombe nature reserve.  The site has fantastic views across Somerset, and June provided some clear evenings with glorious colours. At the top of the...

Large Blue (Maculinea arion) - Green Down, Somerset, UK. ID 822_5062

Large Blues IV

Today I returned to Green Down for my forth visit. The views from Green Down are beautiful, but today was not about the views instead it was my last chance to get the pictures of the large blues...

Herb-Robert (Geranium robertianum) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 822_4766

Lynchcombe Steps

Return to Lynchcombe to find large numbers of butterflies – all brown. During the summer the reserve will be covered by meadow browns, ringlets and speckled woods. Brambles The big change this week was...

Dog Rose (Rosa canina) - Green Down, Somerset, UK. ID 822_4490

Green Down

The Somerset Wildlife Trust’s Green Down is a steep bank on the side of the Polden Hills in the heart of Somerset. This first view of Green Down was confusing.  It does not have the...

Swollen-thighed beetle (Oedemera nobilis) on Birds-foot-trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) - South Hill, Somerton, Somerset, UK. ID 822_1598

South Hill

South Hill is a postage stamp size nature reserve in South Somerset managed by the Somerset Wildlife Trust.  It has open access so I made a detour on the way home from work and spent...

Oxeye Daisies - Anchor Hill, Wincanton, Somerset, UK. ID 822_0165

Whitstone Corner

I have been on the look out for fields of Oxeye Daises around Somerset.  So far this has not been successful instead I found a couple of truly magical roundabouts. Despite being very busy with traffic...