Some invertebrates are protected under:
- The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended)
When do I need to get in touch?
Butterflies occur in a wide range of places so it is important to understand what habitats and food plants are present on your site to see if notable butterflies are likely to be present. The best way to determine this is with a Preliminary Ecological Appraisal / Phase 1 Survey or if you think butterfly surveys may be relevant just get in touch and we can get them organised.
To prevent delays in your project it’s important to get in touch as early as possible as butterfly surveys are highly seasonal.
How can EcoNorth help me?
We advise you on invertebrate protection and your options. We undertake many types of invertebrate surveys. We apply best practice guidelines along with our in depth knowledge of invertebrates, habitat requirements and present the results in our detailed professional reports to inform and support your project planning application or other consenting process.
Butterfly surveys are undertaken from April – September.