Tagged: SWT

Bluebells and Early Purple Orchids - Lynchcombe, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_5356

Lynchcombe Steps

Lynchcombe nature reserve enjoys the sunny south facing edge of the Mendip Hills in Somerset.  Today it was so sunny the sheep kept out of the heat under a tree.  Perhaps we have reached...

Roe deer in Bluebells - Longwood, Somerset, UK. ID JBB_0464

Get ready for May

Spring reaches its peak in May.  This month, flowers of all colours spread across the woodland, grasslands and countryside.  Insects emerge from mayflies, dragonflies and butterflies.  Friendly rabbits nibble at the grass.  Lambs dash...

Blackthorn in blossom - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JB_3569

Lynchcombe Steps

Catching up with Lynchcombe on the sunny edge of the Mendip Hills.  A beautiful spot with views that could compete with anywhere.  March is the month in which life seems to return to the...

Wigeon Flock - Greylake, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_9427

Duck Duck Go

At the Somerset Wildlife Trust hide a hen harrier does a fly-by at Catcott.  It spent time hunting, studying the reeds and long grass, before disappearing out of sight. Catcott Nature Reserve Next a...

Rattling Bow - Tealham Moor, Nr Wedmore, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_8843

Tealham Reservoir

The Tealham Reservoir From this picture it looks like a permanent lake with a walkway around the edge complete with spring daffodils.  It does look very nice in the blue skies of spring. The...

Hornet (Vespa crabro) - Westhay Moor, Somerset Levels, UK. ID MG_0223

Westhay Hornets

The other day I was at Westhay Moor on the Somerset Levels when I came across a small group of very large hornets.  After spending several scary minutes trying to photograph I had to...

Autumn Lady’s-Tresses

For a few mornings I have popped up the hill to the Deerleap picnic site, and followed the sheep over to Cooks Fields.  I headed out before sunrise to capture the first light on...

Brimstone (Gonepteryx rhamni) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JB_7464

Lynchcombe Steps

I have been out of the country for a few weeks and have come back to rubbish weather and lots and lots of blackberries. Blackberries cover every bramble bush on the Lynchcombe nature reserve...

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...

Dove's-foot cranesbill (Geranium molle) - Lynchcombe, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB_1558

Lynchcombe Steps

It was time to spend some quality time on the Lynchcombe nature reserve on the edge of the Mendip Hills.  As a volunteer warden I was checking on the condition of the reserve for...