Breeding Bird photo (Snipe) taken by David Gill

Breeding Bird Survey Season

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When does the breeding bird survey season begin? The survey season begins in earnest in March 2019. Where can breeding and nesting birds be found? Breeding and nesting birds can be found in all sorts of places, including open grassland which need to be cleared for development. Protected species of ground-nesting birds which may be […]

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National Tree Week, David Beaver, Arborist

Help us Celebrate National Tree Week

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Trees play a crucial role in our environment, we would literally struggle to breathe without these ‘lungs of the planet’. Not only do trees look amazing (especially at this time of year) but they improve air quality, conserve water, preserve soil, are home to a huge variety of wildlife and keep us cool. David, EcoNorth’s Tree […]

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Urban Garden, Ecology, Ecological Enhancement, Ecological Value

The Value of Urban Gardens for Conservation

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From an ecological perspective, urban gardening can be broadly described as the process of growing plants in private or domestic green areas alongside any actions conducted to increase the area suitability for wildlife.  Urban gardens provide a wide range of resources to biodiversity such as; substrates, food, nesting sites and overwinter sites (Davies et al. […]

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Great crested newt survey

Have I Got Newts For You!

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EcoNorth began the great crested newt survey season a little later than usual this year, due to the recent inclement weather delaying the start of the season.  One of our licensed ecologists has been assisting with great crested newt and amphibian surveys at Scotswood Natural Community Garden, a wonderful garden and mosaic of habitats that […]

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Ecology and Archaeology

Ecology and Archaeology Combined

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EcoNorth and Archaeological Research Services (ARS) are working together to offer a single comprehensive service combining ecology and archaeology. Find out about ARS and our collaboration here. Through EcoNorth’s extensive experience in delivering a wide range of services on development projects it is clear that archaeology is a significant consideration for our clients. Indeed, many […]

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Winter bird surveys

‘Tis the Season for Wintering Birds

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By it’s very nature, ornithology is highly seasonal. It is because of this seasonality that wintering bird surveys are so important. As the year creeps towards mid-winter, our summer migrants have fled south seeking warmer climes. In their place, our winter visitors have arrived from Scandinavia and other areas of Europe. Therefore, wintering bird surveys […]

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trainee, EcoNorth, Josh

A week as a trainee

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My first week working as a trainee with EcoNorth was many things: challenging, interesting, tiring, fast-paced. The one thing it was not – boring. After being introduced to my colleagues and some of the current projects, I was sent out to assist with a breeding bird check at a demolition site. Although most of my […]

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