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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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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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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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The Great Crested Newt Survey Season is Fast Approaching!

February 4, 2013 Kate Hayward Ecological Consultancy

Believe it or not (we can’t!), the great crested newt survey season is not far away (surveys could begin in early March).  The window for surveys of this species is one of the smallest with half of the four or six visits required, needing to be carried out between mid-April and mid-May.  Between them, Kate […]

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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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Seasons Greetings!

December 12, 2012 Kate Hayward Company NewsEcological Consultancy

We would like to wish all our clients a very Happy Christmas and New Year and to thank you for your business these past few months.  Seasons Ecology was formed on 15th August of this year and in that short time we have advised on a variety of projects.  From her base on the Devon […]

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