Cowslips on Wattles Hills in early April. Finding these flowers in beautiful low sunlight was the first hint that Wattles Hill was something special.
This unassuming low hill below the much higher Mendip Hills sits next to the small village of Wookey Hole. This village in Somerset is famous for its caves in the limestone cliffs.
The approach to Wattles Hill is across a small field that provides views to the village and the tall Mendip TV mast.
It was very cold this April and frost still covered the fields well into the morning. It is amazing how many corners of Somerset have a view of Glastonbury Tor.
There is a small lay-by near the start of the footpath that crosses in the field. Dandelions had started to appear, but may have regretted doing so this early in the year.
As we moved through April the woods around the hill became carpeted in wood anemones.
Bluebells were also starting to make an appearance.
But for now it was the wood anemones were stealing the show.
This dock bug came out for a walk in a pool of spring sunshine.
As the month of May got closer the bluebells we beginning to take over.
Next it was the turn of wild garlic to cover the woodland floor.
This footpath has a small island of garlic and hawthorn.
Back in the field the dandelions have turned to seed, while buttercups and clover have their time in the sun.
Around Wookey Hole you never know what could appear in a field nearby…