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.
If you want to get an idea of the potential environmental impact and related costs of your development, our Preliminary Ecological Appraisal Light (PEAL) is a good place to start.
Our experts undertake surveys for all British protected species and understand their ecological needs.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
We can run Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for your team. Previous clients include architects, planning consultants, and Local Planning Authority (LPA).
Did you know
Badgers are shy nocturnal omnivores whose name derives from the French bêcheur meaning ‘digger’ and 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.