Bat scoping survey Broxton Cheshire for planning permission

Bat scoping survey Broxton Cheshire for planning permission

07/04/2017By StewartBats

Bat scoping survey Broxton Cheshire Today I completed a bat scoping survey of a small barn near Broxton in Cheshire, for a private client. The survey visit took a couple of hours to complete. The report will be submitted with a planning application to extend and refurbish the building. I was contacted on Wednesday by … Read More

Bat activity survey in Pickmere Cheshire

Bat activity survey in Pickmere Cheshire

04/04/2017By StewartBats

Bat activity survey in Pickmere Cheshire Tonight I completed a bat activity survey in Pickmere Cheshire, to record the level of activity and the species of bats using the area during April. Pickmere Lake is not often monitored for bat activity, and so any information on the bats using the area is useful. Bat transect … Read More

Bat scoping survey Stafford and aerial tree inspections for bats

Bat scoping survey Stafford and aerial tree inspections for bats

03/04/2017By StewartBats

Bat scoping survey Stafford I completed eight bat scoping surveys of residential buildings in Stafford today. I also completed two aerial inspections of trees for bat roost potential. The buildings and trees were  surveyed as part of a national infrastructure scheme, which passes close by. I was working as a sub-contractor for a Cheshire based … Read More

Bat activity survey in Marbury Cheshire for research

Bat activity survey in Marbury Cheshire for research

30/03/2017By StewartBats

Bat activity in survey in Marbury Cheshire Tonight I completed a bat activity survey in Marbury Cheshire, to record the level of activity and type of bats. Marbury Park, which is near Northwich, has been monitored by Cheshire Bat Group for a number of years, and the information will add to what we know about … Read More

Bats and Churches win the lottery!

Bats and Churches win the lottery!

04/03/2017By StewartBats, Ecology news

Bats and churches Bats often use churches to roost. In most cases the roost will go unnoticed, and cause no harm. Occasionally though, larger roosts can form inside the building. The presence of a large roost can cause damage. The survey and licensing requirements can hinder repair and maintenance work, and bring conflict with parishioners. A … Read More

What is a bat scoping survey?

What is a bat scoping survey?

25/02/2017By StewartBats

 What is a bat scoping survey?A bat scoping survey is the first look at a building, structure or tree. Bat scoping surveys are used to find and record any features which could be used by roosting bats. And to find any evidence that bats have been roosting in there, and any bats (if they are present.)Why do I … Read More

What are great crested newts doing in winter?

What are great crested newts doing in winter?

12/02/2017By StewartAmphibians

 AmphibiansGreat crested newts, frogs, and toads spend most of their time living in ponds, but at this time of year, they are found in some unexpected places.In the UK during the spring and summer our native species of amphibians can be found exactly where you would expect to find them, the same place they have always … Read More