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Beavers are back

Monday, November 28, 2016

Last week the Scottish Government formally announced that the Eurasian beaver (Castor fiber) is to be officially recognised as a native species 400 years after being hunted to extinction.  Read More

Watching briefs should not be left until the last minute!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Watching briefs are an integral aspect of ecology site work and should be planned for in advance to ensure that ecologists with the necessary competencies will be available. For example, an ecologist with a great crested newt licence, or a bat licence, may be needed.  Read More

Out of season, but not out of song

Monday, November 07, 2016

While a recent letter in British Birds expressed interest in the little known habit of winter singing by blackcaps (Sylvia atricapilla) in the UK, it is well documented that many other species sometimes sing “out of season”. Read More