Winter can be a challenging time for bats and they have to take some extreme measures to conserve energy. The BBC's Winterwatch series filmed at the Sherborne Park Estate sheds light on what these fascinating creatures get up to at this time of year.
There are lot of farm birds at Sherborne, birds such as corn bunting, linnets and yellowhammer are doing well when numbers are falling dramatically elsewhere. It is largely thanks to efforts by our farm tenants that they can find food in winter.
Want to learn more about nature and wildlife? Find out about our 'Nature talk and tea' series. The next date is Wed 28 March and Roger Mortlock, the Chief Executive of Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust will be talking about their work for wildlife across the county.