I have watched the crops grow golden, the Large Blues come and go and the sun rising and falling in Somerset since the 30th of May. What a wonderful experience it has been, but all good things must come to an end. Therefore, it is time to say goodbye to Collard Hill and all of it’s inhabitants. A new chapter of adventure awaits me.


Here are a few images I have taken over the course of my time on Collard Hill which I did not manage to put on the blog posts:

Goodluck to the 2017 Large Blue Butterfly Volunteer Ranger. May the Large Blues be another success in your presence!



6.6.13. Still no large ones

Hi everyone, this is my first post as the Large Blue Ranger for 2013 having started at the beginning of this gloriously sunny week, and today was no exception with not a cloud in the sky. Unfortunately i can’t report the news we’ve all been waiting for just yet. I had a good look at the site today but the Large Blue has yet to appear, there were however a good number of Common Blues, Small Heaths and a couple of Speckled Woods.

The forecast looks good for the rest of the week so there’s still a chance of it making an appearance in this lovely weather.

Also, if you are on the site don’t be afraid to stop for a chat and let me know what you’ve seen!

– Steve Clare, Large Blue Ranger 2013