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Posted by: Natalie Cross on 22/07/2013

The Cider industry is reliant on bees to pollinate their apple trees but beekeepers are warning that if the current trend in the decrease of bees continues apple harvest, and consequently cider production, could be greatly affected.

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: Bee Population | bees | biodiversity | Bumblebees | Cider | Conservation | Pollination

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Posted by: Sara King BSc (Hons) on 20/06/2011

You could almost be forgiven for thinking that the UK missed spring this year given the glorious sunshine that we had. However, some things can’t have been missed such as the breeding birds and the brightness of the new leaves on the trees. Wildlife sightings within the Wichelstowe site this spring include deer, herons, mallards, moorhens, grasshopper warbler (red listed bird species) and reptiles.

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: Conservation | ecological consultancy | Ecology | Nature | Wichelstowe

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Posted by: Hannah Maben on 10/02/2011

Welcome to Wichelstowe Wildlife News where you will find all the latest information in respect to the habitats and species within the Wichelstowe urban extension to the south of Swindon. This second issue provides an outline of recent winter works undertaken in 2010/2011 including works relating to wildlife fencing, wildlife tunnels, pond management, pond creation, hedgerow management and tree planting.

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Categories: Habitat Creation
Tags: Conservation | Ecology | Nature | Wichelstowe

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Posted by: Hannah Maben - BSc (Hons) MIEEM on 09/02/2011

Welcome to Wichelstowe Wildlife News where you will find all the latest information in respect to the habitats and species within the Wichelstowe urban extension to the south of Swindon. This first issue includes a brief introduction to Wichelstowe and a summary of ecological works undertaken to date.

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: Conservation | Ecology | Nature | Wichelstowe

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Posted by: superadmin on 27/07/2010

Details are yet to be finalised; however, what is certain is that amendments to the Conservation (Natural Habitats & c.) Regulations 1994 are due to be implemented from April 2007. This is a very complicated subject but...

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Categories: Published Articles
Tags: Bats | Conservation | Dormice | European Protected Species | Great Crested Newts | Otters

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Posted by: superadmin on 27/07/2010

English Nature (now Natural England) guidelines for bat mitigation procedures with respect to development have now been published. This accumulated information draws from various statutory (Defra, Local Planning Authorities, etc) and non-statutory (ecological consultants, bat groups, etc) sources...

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Categories: Published Articles
Tags: bat mitigation | Conservation | English Nature | natural habitats

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