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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Dormice not to delay the construction of the Newquay Aerohub

December 10, 2014 HannahMaben Projects

Seasons Ecology has secured a Natural England dormouse licence to ensure that construction of the Newquay Aerohub infrastructure, a development of local, regional and national significance, can continue on schedule. BAM Construction Ltd was appointed in the autumn 2014 to construct new business park infrastructure, including roads, footpaths, cycleways, plot preparation, underground drainage and associated […]

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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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This week marks the start of the Great Crested Newt Survey Season for Seasons Ecology…

March 20, 2014 Kate Hayward Company NewsEcological ConsultancyIndustry Update

We donned our waders earlier this week and carried out our first newt survey of the season.  It was a cool 7°C and quite breezy, but there was plenty going on in the ponds.  A few toads and common newts, moorhens, ducks and rather too many goldfish!  It’s a sure sign of spring and warmer […]

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Shropshire Council Amends Great Crested Newt Survey Planning Guidance

February 14, 2014 HannahMaben Ecological ConsultancyIndustry Update

Shropshire Council has amended their Natural Environment Development Guidance Note 1 – When is an ecological assessment required?  This note is one of a series of guidance notes published by Shropshire Council.  The aim of this particular document is to give clear and concise advice to developers and members of the public on when a […]

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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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Great Crested Newts – Seasons Ecology Benefits

January 22, 2014 HannahMaben Ecological Consultancy

Hannah and Kate have over 25 years’ experience of undertaking great crested newt surveys and managing projects relating to great crested newts.  Between them they have held licences to survey great crested newts for over 20 years and have undertaken surveys in England, Wales and Scotland. Throughout their careers Kate and Hannah have advised on […]

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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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Seasons Ecology wishes you a Happy New Year!

January 8, 2014 Kate Hayward Company NewsEcological ConsultancySomerset

During the past twelve months, in our second year of trading, we have been busy.  Not least because both Kate and Hannah have had babies this year.  Thanks to two very trusty and hardworking associates, Seasons Ecology has operated as usual and has been involved in some interesting projects.  These range from several London-based projects […]

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