Blog

Today the rewilding and restoration space is characterised by an ever-growing number of inspirational stories, from Ecosulis's own projects through to the efforts of businesses, NGOs, academics, politicians and ordinary citizens across the globe. Here we present a selection of the latest and greatest.

Wisent in the Wild - Rewilding Habitats for European Bison in the Tarcu Mountains

Posted by Cain Blythe - CEnv MIEMA MCIEEM MSc BSc (Hons) on 10/03/2014
Cain Blythe at Ecosulis recently visited the Tarcu Mountains, Romania, to find out about rewilding habitats, in search of the Wisent (European Bison).

Bat Mitigation Success!

Posted by Marc Anderton on 09/15/2014
Priory Farm, a successful example of lesser horseshoe bat mitigation. 

New Techniques to control Himalayan Balsam

Posted by Sara King BSc (Hons) MCIEEM on 08/27/2014
Himalayan balsam may soon meet its match as Defra search for a natural control, in the form of an Indian fungus.

Water Vole Guidance Update

Posted by Sara King BSc (Hons) MCIEEM on 06/25/2014
New water vole guidelines are set to be released towards the end of this year. There are likely to be some significant changes to the way water vole surveys need to be undertaken, and how water vole mitigation strategies can be implemented.

Glow Worms

Posted by Michael Williams - MCIEEM BSc (Hons) on 06/11/2014
According to the UK Glow Worm Survey, most glow worm colonies have probably been close to their present locations for a long time, possibly hundreds or thousands of years. Attempts to relocate them or introduce them to new areas are usually unsuccessful. 

Species Focus: Dormouse

Posted by Fen Braund on 05/19/2014
Dormice are protected by law and cannot be deliberately injured, killed, trapped or even disturbed in their nests.

New Tree Planting Standard BS8545

Posted by Sarah Booley on 05/06/2014
The long term failure of tree planting schemes has now been addressed by a new British Standard providing clear recommendations on how to ensure the trees you plant survive to fulfil their role in the landscape. 

Hedgehog Awareness Week 2014

Posted by Sarah Booley on 05/06/2014
From the 4th to the 10th of May nature lovers across the country are getting together to raise awareness of our prickliest mammal, the hedgehog. 

Ecosulis Donates 500 Dormouse Survey Tubes

Posted by Sara King BSc (Hons) MCIEEM on 04/22/2014
Ecosulis donates 500 dormouse survey tubes to Somerset Wildlife Trust and Somerset Mammal Group to enable the assessment of the connectivity of dormouse habitats throughout the county. 

Early nesters getting everyone in a flap

Posted by Ben Mitchell on 03/18/2014
The recent burst of March sunshine has spurred our resident breeding birds onto a nesting frenzy!

Species Focus: Great Crested Newts

Posted by Sara King BSc (Hons) MCIEEM on 03/13/2014
Great crested newts sometimes get bad press as ‘expensive’, and a widespread nuisance, not a rare protected species. This blog aims to provide some further information about this species to ensure that they are not a hassle for your development scheme.

Invertebrates on Trees

Posted by Michael Williams - MCIEEM BSc (Hons) on 03/13/2014
Trees are great for invertebrates, we’re often told – but where are they all? Almost all trees have invertebrates living on them somewhere, but the number of species, different species and what they use them for depends on a variety of factors, including tree species, age, height, fungal growth and the presence of certain features, such as rot holes and crevices. Almost anywhere on a tree can provide a home or a food source to invertebrates.