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National Insect Week returns in 2020

Open Day At Sherborne Nature Reserves

Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 11:00 to 16:00

The Quarr is Sherborne’s local nature reserve, an area of young woodland, scrub and grassland off the Bristol Road.

The Terrace Meadow is a fascinating patch of limestone grassland adjacent to Sherborne’s Terrace Playing Fields sports facilities.

It is of particular interest as the soil is unusual for the area, and supports flowers (including orchids), butterflies and other species not generally seen in the locality.

Join us for one or both guided walks, with flower and insect identification sessions. We will meet on the Quarr at 11.00 am and at the Terrace Meadows SNCI at 2.00 pm. Tea will be available afterwards.

For the Quarr, meet at the entrance by the Carpenters Arms pub off the Bristol Road at map ref ST 637 174. Nearest post code: DT9 4HS.

For the Terrace Meadows, park in the Terrace Playing Fields Car Park, map reference ST 641156 (nearest post code: DT9 5NS) signposted off the A352 just south of Sherborne and follow the footpath back towards the town through the patch of newly planted trees and up a few steps to map reference ST 637156.

For further information, please contact Nigel Spring  07981 776767 or email

Did you know?

Buzzing bumblebees

Bumblebees can do 'buzz' pollination, wing muscles vibrate their bodies to extract and transfer flower pollen. 

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