Homeowners Guide to Bat Surveys

We often take calls at Landmark from homeowners who have been told by their local planning authority that a bat survey must be submitted as part of a domestic planning application, such as for a small-scale development involving house improvement, extension or roof...

Benefits of Bird and Bat Boxes

When we are asked to design ecological mitigation schemes for developments we often suggest the incorporation of bird and bat boxes into the design. If we know birds and bats use the site, it can be a low cost solution to replace roost and nest sites that may be lost...

Air pollution – hedgerows can help

A sobering new report from the Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health cites pollution as the largest environmental cause of disease and premature deaths, responsible for 16% of all deaths worldwide and in Britain, for 50,000 deaths a year. Air pollution contributes...

Return of the Swifts

Swifts are a sign of summer. They arrive from Africa, normally in late April/early May and leave again in early August. Landmark’s first sightings this year were near Avonmouth and in the Chew Valley on 4 and 5 May respectively. The RSPB describes the swift as...