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The Lesser Horseshoe is back using the barn at HQ – The barn has been used by usually one Lesser Horseshoe as a night roost – the photo shows a surprising amount of urine and droppings for one bat

By |May 14th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Ash tree genome sequenced for first time – BBC News

UK scientists have decoded the genome of the ash in the fight against a devastating plant disease.
Source: Ash tree genome sequenced for first time – BBC News

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Europe’s green energy policy is a disaster for the environment | New Scientist

The EU’s massive renewable energy drive is backfiring and its proposed solutions are just greenwashing, say campaigners
Source: Europe’s green energy policy is a disaster for the environment | New Scientist

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Badgers may not spread TB to cattle through direct contact – BBC News

New research suggests that badgers do not transmit TB to cattle by direct contact.

A study suggests that cows contract the disease by coming into contact with infected faeces and urine in pasture.

The scientists involved suggest that advice given to farmers to control the spread of the disease may need to be reassessed.

The research has been […]

By |August 7th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Moth trapping in the meadow at Brookside Ecology HQ

By |August 1st, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Rare bog butterfly flutters back from brink – BBC News

A small bog in Lancashire is once again home to a rare species of butterfly, for the first time in 100 years.
Source: Rare bog butterfly flutters back from brink – BBC News

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Stag beetles – Peoples Trust for Endangered SpeciesPeoples Trust for Endangered Species

Befriend a beetle Stag beetles are threatened by the loss of the habitats in which they live. Stag beetle larvae can live for several years underground and need plenty of rotting wood to eat throughout this time. By tidying parks, woods and gardens and removing tree stumps and log piles, the larvae have nowhere to live […]

By |March 24th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Ash tree set for extinction in Europe – BBC News

The ash tree is likely to be wiped out in Europe, according to the largest-ever survey of the species.
Source: Ash tree set for extinction in Europe – BBC News

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Decision to end funding of local environmental record centres attacked | Environment | The Guardian

Centres, which rely on thousands of volunteers and are described as ‘eyes and ears’ of natural world, told contract ending earlySource: Decision to end funding of local environmental record centres attacked | Environment | The Guardian

By |March 7th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Fascinating visit to the Derek Gow Consultancy ….

Fascinating visit to the Derek Gow Consultancy today, thank you to Derek Gow and to Becky Northey for showing me around. Amazing work to re-introduce some of our long extinct species back to the UK. Just two of the photogenic chaps I met during my visit. The top picture is a Water Vole, part of […]

By |November 23rd, 2015|Uncategorised|0 Comments