Marc Anderton

Posted by Marc Anderton on 17/02/2015

Ecosulis have recently completed a large scale infrastructure project in Lancashire. The primary focus of the job was to climb and inspect mature trees to assess the potential of tree cavities to support roosting bats.

The work was undertaken by Mark Anderton and Ben Mitchell (licensed bat ecologist) and once up in the tree canopy, the principle role of the inspection involved using an endoscope to inspect the full extent of the cavity. The first stage is evidently checking for the presence or absence of roosting bats, although no bats were recorded in this instance.

Posted by Marc Anderton on 15/09/2014

Priory Farm is located within the rural landscape of the Wansdyke District and consists of four conjoined barns, which were due for renovation. During the ecological surveys in 2010, three of the four barns had evidence of brown long-eared and common pipistrelle bats, whilst a single lesser horseshoe bat was also recorded within one of the barns.

Posted by Marc Anderton on 13/01/2014

Bird ringing is an essential element to the understanding of birds because the number of birds ringed generates information on the survival, productivity and movements of birds, helping us to understand why populations are changing.

Although, we have been bird surveying and ringing in Britain and Ireland for over 100 years, we are still discovering new facts about migration routes, breeding and wintering areas.