Tagged: SWT

Lynchcombe - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB_5724H

Lynchcombe Steps

It has been a quiet time up on the Lynchcombe nature reserve in the Mendip Hills of Somerset.  We have a lot of showers recently.  The upside of which has been some wonderful rainbows....

Pollinator Sanctuary - Somerset Art Weeks, Deerleap, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB_5124

Lynchcombe Steps

Before an update on the Lynchcombe nature reserve.  This autumn saw the return of Somerset Art Weeks with the theme of Sanctuary. Landing in the Deerleap picnic site was the Pollinator Sanctuary by lear artist...

Small Heath (Coenonympha pamphilus) - Lynchcombe, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB_7311

Lynchcombe Steps

Late summer brings a different atmosphere to the Mendip Hills and the Lynchcombe nature reserve owned by the Somerset Wildlife Trust. Sheep graze the neighbouring nature reserve of Cooks Fields that overlook the sycamore...

Chalkhill Blue (Polyommatus coridon) - Draycott Sleights, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_0123

Chalk Hills of Draycott

It has been very windy recently which has made it difficult to photograph butterflies.  Especially those that like resting on wobbly grass.  So I headed for a relatively sheltered part of Draycott Sleights to...

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary (Boloria selene) - Ubley Warren, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB_9894

Pearls of Ubley Warren

For a long time I have been a volunteer warden on the Mendip Hills of Somerset.  On one of the Somerset Wildlife Trusts’ interpretation boards is a photo of a dark green fritillary butterfly....

Marbled White (Melanargia galathea) - Lynchcombe, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB_1901

Lynchcombe Steps

Lynchcombe Catching-up on the start of summer on the Lynchcombe nature reserve.  Sitting on the sides of the Mendip Hills in Somerset this is a wonderful spot to get away from it all. Bracken...

Sunrise from Middledown - Mendip Hills, Nr Cheddar, Somerset, UK. ID JB_0592H

Cold mornings at Middledown

With the forecast for some cold mornings.  If it was going to be cold it may as well be very cold, to I headed out high up on the Mendip plateau. On my first...

Sunset from Lynchcombe - Mendip Hills, Nr Westbury-sub-Mendip, Somerset, UK. ID JB_8757H

Lynchcombe Steps

Lynchcombe Winter Winter on this grassland nature reserve high up on the Mendip Hills can sometimes look like this.  Back in 2019, just before the pandemic, it was hard to stand during this blizzard....

Priddy Mineries - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB_5844

Priddy Mineries

Priddy Mineries This small patch of the Mendip Hills has an ancient history of mining.  It then became a Somerset Wildlife Trust nature reserve – but no longer.  Despite this it is still a...

Lynchcombe Sunrise - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB_7322

Red Dawn at Lynchcombe

Its Christmas morning and it’s cloudy. These pictures were taken a couple of days ago. I hope you like them, Jeff. Happy Christmas Early in the morning a beautiful deep red sky above the...