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Swapping cider for cream teas?! Seasons Ecology has moved…

January 14, 2015 HannahMaben Company NewsEcological ConsultancyEcologist

January 2015 has seen our Wellington (Somerset) office relocate six miles west across the border into Devon. The move is intended to allow us to expand to meet growing demand (not really for the cream teas!). NEW ADDRESS: Seasons Ecology, Suite 4, Swallow Court, Devonshire Gate, Tiverton, EX16 7EJ 01884 842 745 | info@seasonsecology.co.uk We […]

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Seasons Ecology is recruiting – Graduate Ecologist!

December 11, 2014 HannahMaben Company NewsEcologist

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a graduate ecologist to work in a growing south-west based ecological consultancy. Seasons Ecology established in 2012 and specialises in ecological surveys, impact assessments and mitigation design largely to inform and support planning applications and construction projects. An enthusiastic graduate ecologist is required to assist with a diverse range […]

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2014 – a great year for bat surveys

October 1, 2014 HannahMaben Ecological ConsultancyEcologistProjects

The weather in 2014 was optimal for bats and Seasons Ecology has clocked up in excess of 500 hours of surveying at over 26 sites across eight English counties. Surveys have comprised dusk emergence, dawn re-entry and activity surveys (using both manual transects and static detectors). Such surveys largely follow on from extended Phase 1 […]

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Great Crested Newts – Frequently Asked Questions

January 28, 2014 HannahMaben BathEcologistSomerset

Here are the answers to several frequently asked questions, which we hope will help you understand great crested newts and the need for surveys, licences and mitigation.  You might enjoy testing your knowledge by completing our quick Great Crested Newt Quiz. Why are great crested newts protected? Where do great crested newts live? How long […]

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Ecology – An Industry Update from 2013

January 16, 2014 HannahMaben Ecological ConsultancyEcologist

2013 saw a number of changes within the ecology sector, many of which aim to improve standards and efficiency.  Here is a summary of just a few: Royal Charter for the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management In spring 2014 IEEM was granted its Royal Charter and the professional membership body is now known as […]

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The Spring Survey Season is here at last!

April 16, 2013 Kate Hayward Ecological ConsultancyEcologist

Temperatures have finally reached double figures – Hoorah! The busiest time of the year for surveys is generally the spring.  This year spring has arrived a little later. The start of the great crested newt survey season has been affected by the late arrival of spring, but we are finally commencing surveys this week.  There […]

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The Great Crested Newt Survey Season is Fast Approaching……Or so we thought!!

April 8, 2013 Kate Hayward Ecological ConsultancyEcologistSomerset

With temperatures still well below freezing at night, the great crested newt survey season is not so fast approaching!  Natural England’s (previously English Nature) guidelines for newt surveys suggest that temperatures should be consistently above 5 degrees Celsius for conditions to be suitable to survey (particularly when bottle-trapping).  This spring we have barely reached one […]

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Ecology – An Industry Update from 2012

December 12, 2012 Kate Hayward Ecological ConsultancyEcologist

Just some of the changes and events that took place this year… Legislation – Changes to the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2010 and the Offshore Marine Conservation (Natural Habitats, &c.) Regulations 2007 came into force in August this year, resulting in The Offshore Marine Conservation (Natural Habitats, &c.) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 and the […]

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BREEAM Ecology Credits

November 27, 2012 HannahMaben Ecological ConsultancyEcologist

In general up to eight credits are available for LE 02 – LE 05 of BREEAM 2011 assessments (subject to specific schemes) and up to seven credits for Eco 1 – Eco 4 of EcoHomes and Code for Sustainable Homes assessments, which relate to the ecology of a site.  This can make a real difference […]

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Ecology Surveys for all Seasons

November 9, 2012 HannahMaben Ecological ConsultancyEcologist

Many developers are aware of the constraints that many ecological survey seasons can have on a project programme having previously encountered delays to planning applications due to the likes of hibernating bats and great crested newts, for example. However, there are some ecological surveys that can be undertaken throughout the year and can help project […]

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