Publications

Green Open Spaces are Good for our Health

Posted by Sara King BSc (Hons) MCIEEM on 10/10/2014
Everyone knows that fresh air is good for you, and escaping to wide open green spaces or the coast has health benefits. A recent study by the Institute of Health Equality highlights the growing evidence that green spaces benefit our health and wellbeing.

SSSI Impact Risk Zones

Posted by Cain Blythe - CEnv MIEMA MCIEEM MSc BSc (Hons) on 10/03/2014
Natural England have created a new tool that measures Impact Risk Zones for Sites of Special Scientific Interest that will benefit developers when undertaking impact assessments for proposed construction works. 

Wisent in the Wild - Rewilding Habitats for European Bison in the Tarcu Mountains

Posted by Cain Blythe - CEnv MIEMA MCIEEM MSc BSc (Hons) on 10/03/2014
Cain Blythe at Ecosulis recently visited the Tarcu Mountains, Romania, to find out about rewilding habitats, in search of the Wisent (European Bison).

Bat Mitigation Success!

Posted by Marc Anderton on 09/15/2014
Priory Farm, a successful example of lesser horseshoe bat mitigation. 

New Techniques to control Himalayan Balsam

Posted by Sara King BSc (Hons) MCIEEM on 08/27/2014
Himalayan balsam may soon meet its match as Defra search for a natural control, in the form of an Indian fungus.

Water Vole Guidance Update

Posted by Sara King BSc (Hons) MCIEEM on 06/25/2014
New water vole guidelines are set to be released towards the end of this year. There are likely to be some significant changes to the way water vole surveys need to be undertaken, and how water vole mitigation strategies can be implemented.

Glow Worms

Posted by Michael Williams - MCIEEM BSc (Hons) on 06/11/2014
According to the UK Glow Worm Survey, most glow worm colonies have probably been close to their present locations for a long time, possibly hundreds or thousands of years. Attempts to relocate them or introduce them to new areas are usually unsuccessful. 

Species Focus: Dormouse

Posted by Fen Braund on 05/19/2014
Dormice are protected by law and cannot be deliberately injured, killed, trapped or even disturbed in their nests.

New Tree Planting Standard BS8545

Posted by Sarah Booley on 05/06/2014
The long term failure of tree planting schemes has now been addressed by a new British Standard providing clear recommendations on how to ensure the trees you plant survive to fulfil their role in the landscape. 

Hedgehog Awareness Week 2014

Posted by Sarah Booley on 05/06/2014
From the 4th to the 10th of May nature lovers across the country are getting together to raise awareness of our prickliest mammal, the hedgehog. 

Ecosulis Donates 500 Dormouse Survey Tubes

Posted by Sara King BSc (Hons) MCIEEM on 04/22/2014
Ecosulis donates 500 dormouse survey tubes to Somerset Wildlife Trust and Somerset Mammal Group to enable the assessment of the connectivity of dormouse habitats throughout the county. 

Early nesters getting everyone in a flap

Posted by Ben Mitchell on 03/18/2014
The recent burst of March sunshine has spurred our resident breeding birds onto a nesting frenzy!