Cooks Fields in Spring
Spring time, but on Cooks Fields along the exposed southern ridge of the Mendip Hills in Somerset it was clearly still winter time.
Cooks Fields is a Somerset Wildlife Trust nature reserve will lots of spring meadows and butterflies. I saw a small tortoiseshell butterfly a few days a go – I hope it found somewhere to hide as today was bitterly cold.
At the top of the reserve this group of sycamore trees was taking the full force of the wind and snow.
The reserve overlooks the Somerset Levels. I have walked along Cooks Fields at winter before. Then it was like walking on the moon looking down onto the fields of the levels on earth. Today the bitter wind made it hard to enjoy – even stand. No moon walking today.
I dropped down into the Lynchcombe nature reserve to escape the weather.
A video facing into the bitter freezing wind and snow on the exposed Mendip ridge. It was really, really, really cold.