WET AND WILD(LIFE)

Rob Harrison, Principal Ecologist, on an important ecological event… We’re just a couple of weeks away from a pretty important day in the environmental calendar. World Wetlands Day takes place on Saturday February 2nd February, raising awareness for this vital ecosystem. The global awareness day aims to heighten appreciation of wetlands and the ecosystem services they provide, which inc...

ECO-WATCH: WHAT DEVELOPERS NEED TO KNOW AND DO ABOUT WILDLIFE ON-SITE

From bats to badgers and nesting birds to newts; there are a whole host of protected species (26,427, in fact!)* that can delay development plans, should they not be identified and rehomed properly. Turning a blind eye to the presence of Great Crested Newts on a piece of land earmarked for development, for example, can not only see you slapped with a £5,000 fine PER NEWT, but could even see y...

BEWARE THE BIRDS!

Nesting season is just weeks away, and failure to comply can lead to costly and lengthy development delays. Holly Smith, head of our Environmental team, explains...  Whether you see January as that interminable period between Christmas and lighter nights, or a fresh new start, the good news is that Spring is around the corner, and it’s time to turn our attention to our tweeting feathere...

MEET THE NEWBIES

Harris Lamb has been on the recruitment trail in recent weeks, having welcomed a host of new faces to the team – and one familiar one. Since launching its Environmental Department in February this year, the business has been inundated with projects, and Dr Holly Smith has strengthened her team with the appointment of a Principal Ecologist, Rob Harrison, and a Graduate Ecologist, Miles Haslam....

WE WILL NEVER, EVER FORGET

Neil Harris on a weekend to Remember.   Marking 100 years since the end of WWI, last weekend was an opportunity to remember and commemorate those who fought, and those who lost their lives between 1914 and 1918. Myself and Andy (Lamb) spent the armistice centenary commemoration with some of our Canadian friends; being privileged enough to participate in the Vimy Ridge commemoration and to a...