Round up 2015 – Part 3: Delirious over Dormice

The Itinerant Ecologist and friends (you know who you are, you lovely people!) are active with the National Dormouse Monitoring Programme managed by the Peoples Trust for Endangered Species. For you acronym anoraks out there, that’s the NDMP and PTES. PTES do a...

Round up 2014 – Part 2: Triumphs, Tribulations and Translocations

The Landmark Practice and its own Itinerant Ecologist have been undertaking a translocation of great crested newts (Triturus cristatus) and grass snakes (Natrix natrix) at a site in the Cotswold Water Park. Great crested newts (GCNs) receive a high level of protection...

Round up 2014 – Part 1: Boxes or Bottles?

Like most ecologists the start of the survey season means one thing for the Landmark Practice’s Itinerant Ecologist… GREAT   CRESTED   NEWTS! (or GCN for those who love an acronym!) The Itinerant Ecologist had a busy 2014 surveying ponds,...