Tagged: Woodland

Somerset Mist - From Rookham, above Wells, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID BR54830

Somerset Mists

Autumn is the time of morning mists.  The Somerset Levels must be one of the best places in the UK to mist watch. The low morning sun brings out the texture of the grassland,...

Fairy Land - Biddle Combe, Wells, Somerset, UK. ID BR56759

Biddle’s Fairy Land

The UK has half the world’s population of bluebells.  Today I wondered if it also has half the world’s population of fairies.  Their little doors can be found throughout the woods in Biddle Combe...

Park Wood Morning - Wells, Somerset, UK. ID BR52284

First Light at Park Wood

First light is the best time of day, it is just a shame it comes so early at this time of year.  It is worth getting up early to catch the low morning light...

Autumn Woodland

Beacon Hill Wood is a special place in autumn.  Golden beach leaves cover the woodland floor providing nutrients for the host of colourful fungi. It is hard to find fungi in perfect condition.  So...

The Vapourer (Orgyia antiqua) catapillar - Great Breach Wood, Somerset, UK. ID DSC_2491

Butterfly Glades

Great Breach Wood is a Somerset Wildlife Trust woodland in the middle of the county south of Glastonbury.  It still has lots of ash and oak trees, but today I wanted to explore its...

Round Wood - Wells, Somerset, UK. IMG_8956

Round Wood

Milton Hill Each lunch time I would walk around the woods above Wells in Somerset.  The walk was a barometer telling me the progress of the seasons. When the wood anemones were about to...

Woodland Flowers - Kings Castle Wood, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_7379

King’s Castle

Kings Castle Wood This Somerset Wildlife Trust reserve sits above the small city of Wells.  The woodland floor is rich in wild flowers such as bluebells, wood anemones and wood violets. It is possible...

Spring Morning - Longwood, Somerset, UK. ID 825_0621H

Colours of May

This summer has been so busy.  So I have decided the only way to catch up is to write a single post for the whole of May. The Colours of May Spring is a...

Wood Anemones - Park Wood, Nr Wells, Somerset, UK. ID 825_8588

Spring!

I have been away for a couple of weeks walking in the national parks of Utah.  When I left the UK was still suffering from a long hard winter.  On my return the sun...

Beacon Hill Woods - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 824_3803

Beacon Hill Snow

Winter in the Wood Its Christmas time and the edge of the wood on top of Beacon Hill hides its secret winter wonderland. In the centre of the wood is an area of mature beech...