Tagged: SWT

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...

Lynchcombe Sycamores in Snow - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB_3284

Snow on the Mendip Hills

Down in the valley there was no sign of snow, but looking out the bedroom window the hills were covered in the white stuff.  So time to jump in the car and and get...

Lynchcombe Sycamores - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB_9737HP

Sycamore Tree Sun

To some the idea of loving sycamores in the UK is treason.  They have only been in the country for 500 years after being introduced by people.  But with ash trees being removed everywhere...

St Cuthberts Church - From Deerleap, Wells, Somerset, UK. ID JB_8468

Deerleap Sunrise

Dawn over the hills surrounding the small city of Wells in Somerset.  Taken from the steep hill of Deerleap on the edge of the Mendip Hills. This spot has fabulous wide open views across...

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...