Looking for wildlife, identification of insects, butterflies and moths or days out in Somerset, Avon and Bristol to enjoy nature? Keep reading as you should find my website of interest.
Although featuring flora and fauna and landscapes from all over Somerset you will find a large proportion of my work concentrated in the Northern area of Somerset known as North Somerset. The whole of the county of Somerset boasts a huge range of habitats and some fantastic opportunities for wildlife enthusiasts. My 'Where to Watch Wildlife' page will help you plan your visit to this beautiful county and includes up to date information on the numerous nature reserves here! I have tried to cover as much of Avon and Somerset as I can from Northern Villages such as Backwell and Yatton to small towns like Clevedon. We uncover wildlife in the Mendip Hills and down to the Southern end of the county taking in Weston-super-Mare and the Bridgewater area.
My blog section will give advice and information about gardening for wildlife and I am available to give talks and presentations on any of these subjects. Recently I have been involved in several school projects and passing on the beauty of nature to future generations is close to my heart.
I welcome you to my website and my home county of Somerset!
(Above - Flower Crab Spider predating a Honey Bee)
Somerset - Beautiful countryside, Stunning wildlife, full of surprise!...
Much of Somerset is very low lying with large areas of Marsh Grazing Land. The image above shows a typical wetland buttercup meadow. Areas like this play host to interesting and rare plants only found in this part of the country.
The powerful Bristol Channel provides Somerset with some great coastline, that
attracts large flocks of migratory birds. It will often turn up the odd rarity also! The Bristol Channel is also known world wide as one of the most valuable overwintering locations for large flocks of Dunlin.
The boggy conditions
provided by the moors and of course the Somerset Levels attract large numbers of Mute Swan and other birds and wildlife that enjoy the lush grass and probing for food in the soft mud and wet conditions.
To complete a diverse and varied environment the county also boasts wooded combs and uplands. The Mendip Hills and Exmoor provide a completely different habitat and support a wide variety of wildlife species as well as rare and very important wildflowers.