It is not only bats themselves that are protected by law but their roosts as well, regardless of whether bats are present at the time. We can carry out or assist with:
- Initial bat roost assessments for buildings and structures, comprising internal and external inspections;
- Ground-based bat roost assessments for trees;
- Aerial tree climbing inspections of potential roost features;
- Emergence and re-entry surveys of buildings, structures, and trees;
- Activity/transect surveys;
- Bat call analysis;
- Catching, monitoring, and radio tracking.
The hazel dormouse is an elusive, arboreal and nocturnal mammal, strongly associated with hazel nuts and sleeping thanks to its portrayal in literature. We can carry out or assist with:
- Initial habitat assessment and planning surveys;
- Nest tube surveys to determine presence or likely absence;
- Nest box surveys and monitoring of known populations.
Great Crested Newt
The biggest of our native newt species, the great crested newt is also known as the warty newt due to its textured skin. We can carry out or assist with:
- Habitat Suitability Index assessments of waterbodies to determine potential to support this species;
- Environmental DNA (eDNA) surveys to detect presence or absence within waterbodies;
- Presence or likely absence surveys by using bottle trapping, torching, netting, and egg search methods.