Ecological Impact Assessment Course

Ecological Impact Assessment Booklet on a table

Members of the Ecology team recently completed an Ecological Impact Assessment course provided by the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management. Hattie Fuller, our Senior Ecological Consultant, reflects on what the course taught her. It was great to learn something new from industry expert, Mike Dean. Ecological Impact Assessment is a complex piece of […]

Bat Infrared Guidance – May 2022

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The Bat Conservation Trust recently released interim guidance on the use of infrared cameras to support bat emergence and return to roost surveys. The interim advice note provides eye-opening evidence on the effectiveness (or lack of!) of dawn surveys, citing research which demonstrates that, on average, bats are already back in the roost before surveyors […]

Bat Earned Recognition

Bat Earned Recognition

Our Principal Ecologist, has recently made the fantastic achievement of being accepted onto the Bat Earned Recognition pilot scheme.

Fascinating Plants

Fascinating Plants

Following on from mental health awareness week and to celebrate the fascination of plants day, we wanted to share some interesting facts about some spring flowering common plants you’ll hopefully encounter on your next walk into the local woods. English Bluebell First of all is a true woodland classic the English Bluebell which is a […]

Mental Health and Ecology

Mental Health Awareness Week Logo

Before I begin, let me state unequivocally that I am not a mental health expert, and that none of this is intended to be professional medical advice; rather, it is merely an opinion based on my own experiences and those of others with whom I have spoken. If you’re having trouble with your mental health, […]

Mental Health Awareness Week – Loneliness

Mental Health Awareness Week Logo

Mental Health Awareness Week is the ongoing effort to reduce the stigma around mental illness and mental health conditions. For 2022, between 9th – 15th May, there is a particular focus on  loneliness and how loneliness affects our mental health. It’s vital to have these themes each year, but now more than ever as we […]

Assistant Arboricultural Consultant

Hiring an Assistant Arboricultural Consultant

People illustrations by Storyset Are you looking to be part of a fun, dynamic, driven, and experienced Arboricultural Team? Do you want to be part of a progressive and forward-thinking multi-disciplinary environmental consultancy which prides itself on building honest, strong working relationships with clients, and takes pride in delivering quality in the services it delivers? […]

International Day of Forests – Forest Soils

A bird's eye view of a a forest pathway- Credit UAVisionary

It is difficult to overestimate the value of forests and the numerous benefits they provide to people all over the world. They provide a wide range of ecosystem services, including timber production; vast net primary productivity, which is a central ecological function; carbon, organic matter, water, and pollutant regulation; and even pure intrinsic and cultural values […]

World Sleep Day

Collage of Infrared Cameras and Front Cover of Why We Sleep

The impacts of shift work and lack of sleep are well documented. Sleep (or lack thereof) affects every aspect of our physical and mental well-being; from learning and knowledge retention to regulating our mood, energy levels, hormones and fertility as well as fighting disease and slowing ageing. ‘Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep […]

Biodiversity Net Gain Consultation

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On Tuesday 11th January 2022, DEFRA and DLUHC launched a consultation on how the legislative requirements for Biodiversity Net Gain are to be implemented within the planning system.