Bat survey in Cheadle Trafford for planning permission

Bat survey in Cheadle Trafford for planning permission

09/05/2017By StewartBats

Bat survey in Cheadle Trafford Last night I carried out a dusk bat survey in Cheadle Trafford. A house is to be demolished, and the survey is required for planning. This was the first of two scheduled surveys. The survey report will be submitted to planning, which will allow the application to progress, when all surveys … Read More

Bat scoping survey of buildings in Bootle Sefton

Bat scoping survey of buildings in Bootle Sefton

05/05/2017By StewartBats

Bat scoping survey of buildings in Bootle – Sefton Today I carried out a bat scoping survey of buildings in Bootle. The former industrial buildings are to be demolished, and the bat survey report is a condition of planning. As the area provides poor bat habitat, and as no features likely to be used by … Read More

Hedgehog awareness week 2017 – Garden hedgehogs

Hedgehog awareness week 2017 – Garden hedgehogs

02/05/2017By StewartEcology news

Hedgehog awareness week 2017 – Garden hedgehogs It’s hedgehog awareness week 2017, so I thought I would post videos of the hedgehog activity in our garden. Last night we were visited by three different hedgehogs. Individuals can be identified on video, by their different sizes, characteristics and sex. The video above shows a hedgehog foraging … Read More

Bat survey in Upton – Wirral.

Bat survey in Upton – Wirral.

27/04/2017By StewartBats

Bat survey in Upton – Wirral Today I carried out a bat survey in Upton – Wirral. Trees which were climbed and inspected, will be felled to form access for a small housing development. The inspection was required by the local planning authority, as trees on site had features present which could be used by roosting bats. … Read More

Bat transect survey in Rivington Bolton

Bat transect survey in Rivington Bolton

27/04/2017By StewartBats

Bat transect survey in Rivington Bolton Last night I carried out a bat transect survey in Rivington Bolton as part of a research project. The project is being run by the South Lancashire Bat Group. It was a bit chilly and although we were out, the bats were not! (except one). Transect surveys A bat transect … Read More

Bat box check in Cuddington Cheshire

Bat box check in Cuddington Cheshire

25/04/2017By StewartBats

Bat box check in Cuddington Cheshire Today I carried out a bat box check in Cuddington Cheshire. The boxes had not been used, and the homeowner wanted them moved to a better location. The garden had mature trees which were more suitable, and the boxes were fixed to these. The boxes should now have a … Read More

Habitat Survey Flixton Manchester

Habitat Survey Flixton Manchester

11/04/2017By StewartHabitat

Habitat Survey Flixton Manchester I completed a habitat survey in Flixton Manchester today. A survey report will be produced using the information gained from the survey. The report will be submitted with an application for work on the site. What is a habitat survey? A Preliminary Ecological Appraisal (also called a Phase 1 habitat survey) is … Read More

Aerial tree inspection for bats in Bolton Lancashire

Aerial tree inspection for bats in Bolton Lancashire

10/04/2017By StewartBats

Today I completed an aerial tree inspection for bats in Bolton, Lancashire. The tree which was climbed and inspected, will be felled for site clearance as part of a housing development. The inspection was required by the local planning authority, as it had features present which could be used by roosting bats. Bats in trees … Read More