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Perryfields Nature Reserve

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The smallest of Portland's redundant quarries now nature reserves but well worth a visit nonetheless.


Perryfields Nature Reserve: small but beautiful

Post date: Saturday, 29 November, 2014 - 15:36

Perryfields is one of two nature reserves managed by the Dorset branch of Butterfly Conservation on Portland; the other, Broadcroft Quarry, is close by and is much bigger. Perryfields is also quite close to an active quarry which makes it a bit noisier and dustier! That said, do not be put off visiting, Perryfields is a reserve well worth seeing.

Like most other reserves on Portland, Perryfields is a dissued quarry that nature has been allowed to recolonise. Nature is now given a helping hand here by Butterfly Conservation to ensure flowers and grasses are not totally overrun by scrub and tree regeneration. As a result a summer time visit will be rewarded with a display of wildflowers that are readily frequented by butterflies and other insects in search of nectar.

Perryfields is not a big reserve so if you are thinking of paying it a visit why not tie your trip in with one of the other nature reserves on Portland or perhaps a trip down to the bill. Portland is a special place for  wildlife.


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