Yarley Fields lies on the south facing slope of Yarley Hill looking over the Somerset Levels, Avalon Marshes and Glastonbury Tor. The Avalon Marshes website states:
They are mainly unimproved grassland best seen in spring and summer.
So I decided to visit in snow with a wind chill of about minus 15C.
This small Somerset Wildlife Trust nature reserve is a hidden gem covered in ant hills. These are evidence of the traditional farming undertaken for many years.
The reserve has great views across the Somerset Levels and the Avalon Marshes.
But autumn is the best time to catch a beautiful morning mist.
Today the snow was wonderful but the sky was drab so I focused on the small details of the reserve. The most obvious of these being the huge numbers of ant hills.
In the snow their silhouette was outlined by the grass.
In the damper sections rushes poke through the snow.
The ant hills are not always covered in snow. This was taken at the same time of year a few years ago.