Services

What we do

Clear. Collaborative. Cost-conscious. Conservation-minded.

Our surveys put you fully in the picture from the off.

They take care of your commercial needs and also the needs of the onsite wildlife.

BREEAM and Home Quality Mark Assessments

Specialised ecological input to maximise credits under either the BREEAM or Home Quality Mark Assessments.

Preliminary
Ecological Appraisal

Our Preliminary Ecological Appraisal (PEA) can assist with your planning proposal or land purchase.

Protected Species
Surveys

Our experts undertake surveys for all British protected species and understand their ecological needs.

Development Licences & Mitigation

Our specialists will prepare the licence application and detailed method statement on your behalf, consulting with relevant stakeholders as necessary.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

We regularly run Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for our clients and other interested parties.

Previous recipients include architects, planning consultants and Local Planning Authority’s (LPA).

If you would like to find out more on our CPD presentations please contact us.

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Did you know

Badgers are shy nocturnal omnivores whose name derives from the French bêcheur meaning ‘digger’, in Wales they are known as moch daear or ‘earth pigs’.

They are social creatures who live in family groups called ‘Clans’ in large underground chambers called ‘setts’ comprising of interlocking tunnels and nest chambers lined with grass, moss and leaves. Setts are often inherited from parents, although they are always being refined and extended, and can be centuries old, as can the regular paths the badgers use above ground.

Badgers can eat several hundred earthworms in a night, but they also like fruit, seeds, berries, cereals, small mammals, frogs, birds and beetles. Due to their thick coats and long claws they are one of the few mammals who will kill and eat hedgehogs. Diet is dependent upon where the badger lives – in Italy for example their main diet consists of olives!

As well as digging, badgers are good at climbing and swimming. Badgers have poor eyesight but excellent hearing and a keen sense of smell, they will probably be aware of you long before you see them! They become less active in winter but do not hibernate and when food is less abundant they live off their reserves of fat.

Wildwood Ecology can survey for signs of use by Badger as part of a Preliminary Ecological Appraisal and more detailed surveys, where present, as part of any mitigation licence that may be required. Contact us now for a tailored quote.