Category: Ecology

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Jun2022
If you were asked what was the largest plant on earth, what would your answer be? Would you think of the giant sequoia trees that are found in the US, the slender Cardon cactus found in Mexico, the impressive baobab trees found in Africa, or perhaps something a little more ... Read More
15th June 2022ACD Environmental

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May2022

World Bee Day 2022

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What is all the buzz about?Today (20th May) is World Bee Day! Yes, these insects are so important to our planet that they get their own special day! The aim of World Bee Day is to spread awareness of the importance of bees. Did you know that a third of ... Read More
20th May 2022ACD Environmental

29

Mar2022
Despite legal protection (Protection of Badgers Act 1992), 105,960 badgers were culled in the UK during 2018–2020 as part of bovine tuberculosis control measures, with licences currently issued to remove up to a further 75,930 badgers commencing 1 June 2021. Nevertheless, developments interfering with badger setts still require a licence from Natural England, often necessitating that ... Read More
29th March 2022ACD Environmental

22

Mar2022
Since the industrial revolution began in the 1800s, our farming industry has been steadily picking up speed as our population grows and food demands increase. This means that more hedgerows and wildflower meadows are being lost to intensive food production. Chemicals are used to kill and control weeds, but are ... Read More
22nd March 2022ACD Environmental

15

Mar2022
Ever wondered why robins are so tame when you’re digging up your garden? It is because they have evolved to interact with wild boars which are very good at ripping up the soil and revealing tasty worms and insects’ within the soil.  Both of which are robins’ main food sources. Different ... Read More
15th March 2022ACD Environmental

11

Mar2022

ACD Garden

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Back in July 2021, we started the ACD Garden project. Behind our main office was a piece of forgotten ground, between farm buildings, just full of rubble and weeds. July 2021 A few of us started weeding, digging & bringing in cuttings or spare plants from our gardens. Basically, using the odd ... Read More
11th March 2022ACD Environmental

08

Mar2022
International Women’s Day is here again, and this year’s theme is ‘Break the Bias’. How do you envisage a world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination? How can we all strive for diversity, equality, and inclusivity? Wouldn’t it be ideal if difference is valued and celebrated, it sounds like eutopia, ... Read More
8th March 2022ACD Environmental

03

Mar2022
Did you know that today is World Wildlife Day? This year’s theme is ‘recovering key species for ecosystem restoration and to celebrate this, we wanted to share with you the importance and conservation of the European stag beetle. You may not realise what an important role this insect has in ... Read More
3rd March 2022ACD Environmental

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Jan2022

Hedgehog Rescue

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  For the past year and a half, Katie Crawford one of our dedicated ecologists has been involved in hedgehog rehabilitation. This has provided Katie with an incredible opportunity to get up close with these amazing animals, understand common diseases and behaviours and expand her knowledge of hedgehogs. Hedgehogs are nocturnal insectivores ... Read More
18th January 2022ACD Environmental

15

Nov2021
Last week, ACD Environmental attended their first exhibition as exhibitors at the Farm Business Innovation Show at the NEC, Birmingham. We were there to expand our services further to the rural and agricultural sectors, providing information on landscape architecture, arboriculture, ecology and archaeology. It was great to be able to talk to ... Read More
15th November 2021ACD Environmental