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!

Species Focus: Great Crested Newts

Posted by Sara King BSc (Hons) MCIEEM on 03/13/2014
Great crested newts sometimes get bad press as ‘expensive’, and a widespread nuisance, not a rare protected species. This blog aims to provide some further information about this species to ensure that they are not a hassle for your development scheme.

Invertebrates on Trees

Posted by Michael Williams - MCIEEM BSc (Hons) on 03/13/2014
Trees are great for invertebrates, we’re often told – but where are they all? Almost all trees have invertebrates living on them somewhere, but the number of species, different species and what they use them for depends on a variety of factors, including tree species, age, height, fungal growth and the presence of certain features, such as rot holes and crevices. Almost anywhere on a tree can provide a home or a food source to invertebrates.

Great Crested Newt Mitigation and Green Infrastructure

Posted by Sara King BSc (Hons) ACIEEM on 02/05/2014
Funding habitat creation and enhancements within areas known to support great crested newts could be a more effective use of resources for their long-term conservation.

Great crested newt under threat – our surveyors take precautions

Posted by Michael Williams - MCIEEM BSc (Hons) on 02/04/2014
Two diseases are threatening our British amphibian fauna, including the great crested newt. 

Ecosulis director recognised as a leading UK ecological consultant

Posted by Cain Blythe - CEnv MIEMA MCIEEM MSc BSc (Hons) on 01/20/2014
Dr Alan Feest helps advance Ecosulis's ecological consultancy and research and development capability by obtaining one of the first Chartered Ecologist awards.