Schedule 5 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981

Water Voles: Protection, Surveying and Reintroduction

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Protection Water voles are fully protected under Schedule 5 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and are a priority UK Biodiversity Action Plan (JNCC, 2008) species. Despite being categorised as “least concern” by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (IUCN, 2016), water voles are a significant part of riparian ecosystems.  As well as […]

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30 Days Wild Challenge, Lavender Pot

30 Days Wild Challenge

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Success I am delighted to announce that I have successfully complete the 30 Days Wild Challenge, which was held throughout June 2019.  The Wildlife Trusts have run this UK-wide event for five years now.  Their aim is to inspire people to do something wild every day for 30 days, whether for a few seconds or […]

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Grass Cutting - May 2019

Summer Grass Cutting

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Summer is finally here!  I am sure I am not alone in thinking there’s nothing quite like the smell of freshly cut grass on a midsummer’s day.  Before you fight through the dust and cobwebs to the back of your shed and rescue the lawn mower or strimmer, there is something you really should consider… […]

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Wildlife Trust Consultancies First National Conference, Birmingham

Wildlife Trust Consultancies’ First National Conference

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The first national conference to be held by the Wildlife Trust Consultancies took place on Thursday 28 February 2019 at Maple House in Birmingham.  Approximately sixty people were in attendance including Managing Directors, Ecologists, Field Surveyors and Support Staff. The extent of the consultancies’ collaboration with the Wildlife Trusts and their support for the Trusts’ […]

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Henry Barrett, Ecology Intern, EcoNorth Ltd

Meet the Team: Henry Barrett, Ecology Intern

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Following the introduction of our ‘Meet the Team’ page comes our mini blog series.  Hear personally from our team members about their roles at EcoNorth and more.  This week, meet Henry Barrett, Ecology Intern. Tell us a bit about yourself I’m originally from Hertfordshire but have always enjoyed moving around and taking on new adventures.  […]

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Bat Training Session

Bat Training Event 2019

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We are holding this year’s annual EcoNorth bat training session on Tuesday 26th March at Morpeth Riverside! The training will be starting at 20:00 and we hope to finish by 22:30. During our training session we will be walking along the River Wansbeck and within Carlisle Park with bat detectors so you should get a […]

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Red Squirrel,Red Squirrel - Transect Survey

Red Squirrel Appreciation Day

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21 January is Red Squirrel Appreciation Day, which is celebrated annually.  We all love to see these charismatic mammals in their natural habitat but how much do you know about them?  Here is a summary of facts about the lovely red squirrel (in a nutshell). Red squirrels are protected by the Wildlife and Countryside Act […]

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Sandi Davison, PA/Administrator, with Chinstrap Penguins on Half Moon Island, Antarctica

Meet the Team: Sandi Davison, PA/Administrator

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Following the introduction of our ‘Meet the Team’ page comes our mini blog series.  Hear personally from our team members about their roles at EcoNorth and more.  This week, meet Sandi Davison, PA/Administrator. Tell us a bit about yourself I am originally from Newcastle-upon-Tyne.  After venturing down south for a number of years, homesickness brought […]

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Mark Middleton, Senior Ecologist, EcoNorth

Meet the Team: Mark Middleton, Senior Ecologist

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Following the introduction of our ‘Meet the Team’ page comes our mini blog series.  Hear personally from our team members about their roles at EcoNorth and more.  This week, meet Mark Middleton, Senior Ecologist. Tell us a bit about yourself I’m originally from Northumberland and, after a time away in education and various jobs, I […]

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