Shropshire Ecological Surveys

2016 proved to be a good year for our team of Shropshire based ecologists.

BiOME completed in excess of 20 bat surveys in Shropshire to inform planning applications, with surveys of many structures undertaken, from abandoned train tunnels to proposed barn conversions and house redevelopments. Our specialist team of tree climbing bat surveyors in Shropshire also assisted developers with the monitoring of bat boxes erected as part of mitigation schemes and the assessment of potential roost features in trees for evidence of bats. During these surveys numerous bats were encountered, with the most noteworthy observation being the discovery of a previously unknown colony of Lesser Horseshoe Bats. This record considerably expanded the known range of this species in Shropshire.

Extended Phase 1 Habitat surveys in Shropshire were completed at a variety of locations and in relation to a number of development types. We were particularly pleased to be able to offer our support to assist a local cricket club achieve planning permission for a new ground. To inform this planning application Badger surveys, Otter surveys, breeding bird surveys and a Barn Owl survey were completed, with subsequent ecological impact assessment. This new ground will offer children in the local community an opportunity to enjoy cricket in a rural setting.

Great Crested Newt surveys were completed in the north and south of the county, with newts encountered at a number of sites.

We look forward to another successful year in 2017 supporting clients in Shropshire, and beyond.

BiOME Ecology launched!

Following six months of planning, writing and website building we are delighted that our new, free to access, online magazine went live this week. The BiOME team have a real passion for ecology and nature and being able to connect more people with this has always been a massive driver for us. The content of the site has been provided by members of the BiOME team, as well as other authors with a passion for a particular subject. The articles included at launch are varied in content, from the conundrum of how to engage children with nature, to discussion relating to planned dams in the Amazon and the potential effects this may have on wildlife. We hope this website proves to be of value to all with an interest in nature, be that as an amateur or in a professional capacity.

New articles will be added regularly, and the events calendar will be kept up to date detailing ecology related events throughout the country.

We would very much appreciate any feedback on the site; positive or constructive. If you have a passion for a particular subject and would like to provide some content we would love to hear from you, or if you know of an event that isn’t currently in the calendar then please drop us a line and we can add it in.