Jeff Bevan
Landscape and Nature Photographs from around Somerset

Plants

Bluebells

Bluebells

Ancient Somerset woodlands in springtime often have a carpet of flowering bluebells. They look beautiful but I've found them harder to photograph each year. The conservation trend of letting dead wood rot creates a woodland floor that is too untidy for the camera.

Cuckoo Flowers

Cuckoo Flowers

The second favourite food plant of my favourite butterfly, the orange-tip. These flowers arrive during my favourite time of year - spring.

Ferns

Ferns

Somerset has some fantastic steep-sided wooded valleys. These combes is where many ferns call home. Ancient in design these plants live in a landscape where I imagine dinosaurs could still live.

Fungi Lichens and Moulds

Fungi, Lichens and Moulds

The combes of Somerset also provide an excellent environment for these damp loving plants. A large variety of wax caps grow in Lynchcombe. Lichens grow on the limestone outcrops, trees and old gates.

Leaves

Leaves

Who can resist falling for leaves during autumn, or winter leaves covered in frost. I often find myself photographing bramble leaves when I lack other inspiration.

Orchids

Orchids

Orchids are strange and unique. This sets them apart from other flowers. I'm gradually learning more about these flowers that I see when out photographing butterflies.

Primroses

Primroses

Everyone loves Primroses. With short stems, and living in open woodland or shaded hedgerows, finding a group of primroses free from brush is quite a challenge.

Snowdrops

Snowdrops

The end of winter is coming. I am always checking out the state of the Mells valley in January and February on the look out for Snowdrops.

Wild Garlic

Wild Garlic

I wait for the wood near my home to fill with the smell of garlic. These flowers bring back images of winter snow.

Wood Anemonies

Wood Anemonies

Wood Anemonies mark the arrival of spring flowers. They open and close during the day, and turn their heads to follow the low sun.

Yet More Flowers

Yet More Flowers

My pictures of the flowers we have not covered.


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