Wildwood Ecology’s Review of 2018

2018 has been a busy and interesting year for the team at Wildwood Ecology, we review our highlights below:

  • Our year in numbers:
    • 2 offices (Caerphilly and Cirencester)
    • 8 members of staff plus volunteers, seasonal ecologists and trusted subcontractors
    • 483 quotations issued
    • 272 managed projects


  • In March Dr Alexandra Pollard was promoted to Principal Ecologist.  Alex has been with Wildwood Ecology since 2013 and her experience, professionalism and enthusiasm has helped to shape the practice and our reputation in the industry.  She is based in our Caerphilly office and predominately manages our Welsh projects, although we do let her cross the border into England sometimes!


  • Jessica Snow joined our Cirencester team as an Assistant Ecologist in July.  Jess has a degree in Zoology, an MSc in Global Wildlife Health and Conservation and has spent time working as a Field Research Assistant at the Kalahari Meerkat Project (KMP) in South Africa


  • We undertook a rebranding exercise  and successfully launched our new website and logo


  • Our Managing Director, Richard Dodd, passed his IOSH Managing Safely certification (and in his spare time continues to be a trombone player with both the Big Brunch Band and the Cirencester Band – when he is not brewing his own craft beers)


  • The practice was excited to work with the Landmark Trust on its restoration of historic buildings at Llwyn Celyn in Monmouthshire.  This project utilised our vast experience in bat surveys and renovation projects and we are delighted with the outcome.  Find out more 


  • The team was proud to support Wildwood Ecology’s Charity of the Year MIND, who work with and support those with mental health issues in the UK.


  • Throughout 2018 we have advised and worked with our clients, commercial, public and private, on a range of projects across the UK including new build, renovation and estate management

We would like to thank all of our clients for a busy, interesting and successful 2018 and wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a prosperous and peaceful 2019