What a years it’s been
With Christmas fast approaching and the end of the year just around the corner, it’s about time to reflect on what an incredible year it has been here at Quantock Ecology.
This year has again been very busy, with an array of habitat and protected species surveys. The spring/summer was exceptionally busy, with bat emergence and activity surveys completed across the entire survey season. We have been lucky enough to have visited sites across the country, from Bodmin Moor in Cornwall to Guildford, Birmingham and across the border as far as the Gower Peninsula in Wales.
This year, we have been busy helping clients with over 25 successful bat mitigation licence applications. This has included the recently introduced Low Impact Bat Mitigation Class Licence, which has resulted in a much faster and more efficient application process for our clients.
New members of the team
In April this year, we welcomed graduate ecologist Alex Bridel as a full time member of the team. Alex has been working with us throughout most of 2018 and is fast proving to be a valuable and hard working member of the team.
During the summer we also welcomed another new addition to the team from the University of Reading. Ella Colenso is a student studying Ecology & Wildlife Conservation and will be joining us for a year on her placement. Ella has been shadowing us on a variety of surveys, learning about protected species and how the survey process fits in within planning and development. We hope Ella learns invaluable skills that she can utilise throughout her future career.
Christmas opening hours
We will be taking a short break over the Christmas period and will be closed from the 24th December and reopen on the 2nd January. We are very much looking forward to 2020, with a new opportunity for a full time experienced ecologist being announced soon.
We thank all of our valued clients for their continued support, and wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and all the best for 2020.