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Would you eat invasive species?

Thursday, April 28, 2016

There is a new trend in the United States where invasive species, terrestrial and marine, are being served up on platters for the discerning foodie.  Read More

Bluebells - a fascinating past, but an uncertain future?

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Along with hay fever and suddenly driving to work in daylight, one of the signs that spring has arrived for me is the arrival of flowering bluebells (Hyacinthoids non-scripta). Every spring the dormant bulbs awaken in the depths of the soil and release shoots which rise up to the surface to form a carpet of thin green leaves.  Read More

Tree-hugging eco-warrior or pragmatic consultant?

Monday, April 18, 2016

The other day a client referred to me and my team as eco-warriors (and advance apologies if you’re now reading this!). Although I’m sure no harm was meant by it, I was very disappointed that after 10 years in the industry working hard to support my clients, ecological consultants are still viewed as tree-hugging warriors wearing tie-dyed clothes. Read More

Newt season kicks off

Friday, April 01, 2016

It’s day one and I’ve loaded up one of Thomson Ecology’s Land Rovers with approximately 350 bottle traps and bamboo canes. I’ve got the maps, risk assessments and travel details. Read More

Gardening for biodiversity

Friday, April 01, 2016

Spring has sprung, the birds are singing and we are glad to see the arrival of longer days. And now the clocks have gone forward! What better time to start thinking about a spot of gardening with biodiversity in mind. Read More