The Quarr Local Nature Reserve and Terrace Meadows SNCI

Since 2012, EuCAN has worked with Sherborne Town Council on the conservation management of the Quarr Local Nature Reserve and the Terrace Meadows Site of Nature Conservation Interest to enhance the floweriness and wildlife value of these areas.

Our volunteers and trainees include people with mental health problems and learning difficulties, people who have retired to the area, perhaps feeling socially isolated, and who want to make a positive contribution, and graduates who have achieved academic qualifications in biological and environmental sciences and who are looking to widen their practical experience to increase their job prospects.

Haymaking on the Terraces 22.7.20

Haymaking on the Terraces 22.7.20

EuCAN minibaler in action

EuCAN minibaler in action

EuCAN volunteers doing it the old way!

EuCAN volunteers doing it the old way!

Our regular work on the Quarr and Terrace Meadows has included sowing wildflower seed, planting plug plants homegrown from locally sourced seed, keeping thorn and bramble scrub at bay and taking a hay cut each summer – all of which has led to a great improvement in the wildlife value of the sites and has been greatly appreciated by all the people that use these sites for walking and recreation.

Plugplants planted into the Jubilee Copse area of the Terraces - fenced against the rabbits!

Plugplants planted into the Jubilee Copse area of the Terraces – fenced against the rabbits!

Plugplants put into the Quarr in 2020.

Plugplants put into the Quarr in 2020.