Time is ticking away Acorn Ecology news

The season is ticking away, and we already have lots of wildlife surveys booked in, plus the all important preliminary ecological appraisals to help our clients identify any ecological constraints in their project designs.

Are you on track?

Protected species surveys are restricted to specific seasons and can be weather dependent.
Have you thought ahead and booked surveys to reduce the likelihood of missing a vital survey window? Most surveys need to be carried out in the summer months – our busiest time!
Step 1 – Organise a preliminary ecological appraisal during the early design stages – some of our clients get us in before they even buy the site!
Step 2- Find out what further surveys are needed and when they need to be done.*
Step 3 – Get a quote for further surveys and book them in as early as possible as our diaries fill up, especially in June and July.

*Sometimes you have to wait until summer to get surveys done. If you miss the summer you may have to wait until the next year! So it is important to plan ahead! 

Here at Acorn Ecology, we are highly experienced professionals and have helped a wide variety of clients negotiate successfully through the planning process.

Bat surveys are well underway too!

As the weather is improving, well it is a bit hit and miss to be honest! Bat surveys are now well underway and we are in our peak season.

Many sites in the UK have bats present and further surveys are frequently required before the ecological reports and impact assessments can be completed and often before planning applications can be validated.

So what type of survey might you require and why?
If you have bats on site then bat activity surveys have to be carried out when they are active – typically during the period May to September (depending on weather and temperatures), ideally May / June / July for breeding bats. They are carried out at dusk and sometimes dawn. Usually 2-3 surveys are required and these need to be spaced at least 2 weeks apart.

Protected species surveys are restricted to specific seasons and can be weather dependent.

Have you thought ahead and booked surveys to reduce the likelihood of missing a vital survey window? Most surveys need to be carried out in the summer months – our busiest time!
Step 1 – Organise a preliminary ecological appraisal during the early design stages – some of our clients get us in before they even buy the site!
Step 2- Find out what further surveys are needed and when they need to be done.*
Step 3 – Get a quote for further surveys and book them in as early as possible as our diaries fill up, especially in June and July.

*Sometimes you have to wait until summer to get surveys done. If you miss the summer you may have to wait until the next year! So it is important to plan ahead! 

Here at Acorn Ecology, we are highly experienced professionals and have helped a wide variety of clients negotiate successfully through the planning process.

The best choice for your wildlife surveys

Exeter: 01392 366512

Bristol: Tel: 0117 923 2768 / Mobile: 07971 994324

Guildford: Tel: 01483 382821 / Mobile: 07443 652988

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