Category: Ecology


We have spent the past few weeks following developments on the COVID-19 pandemic.   During this period of uncertainty, we’re here to support our clients and to ensure that we can continue to offer arboricultural, archaeological, ecological and landscape architectural consultancy and design services as normal. We are committed to providing our ... Read More
17th March 2020ACD Environmental


ACD Environmental was excited to attend the official launch of Whitethorn Gardens, Stoke Mandeville. Although a little wet it did not dampen the spirits of those who attended. ACD Environmental started work on this project with Kier Living in 2018, assisting ... Read More
28th February 2020ACD Environmental



Licenced for rare reptile surveys

In December 2019, Ali Shaw gained her rare reptile licence. ACD Environmental are now pleased to announce that we can carry out rare reptile surveys. There are six species of native British reptiles. Four of these species are widespread and commonly found across the UK: adder Vipera berus, slow worm ... Read More
18th February 2020ACD Environmental


ACD Environmental is proud to announce that we are now a Registered Practice with the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM).   CIEEM is the primary professional membership body representing ecologists and environmental managers in the UK.   According to CIEEM, Registered Practices are:   “…champions of high professional standards and the ... Read More
8th January 2020ACD Environmental



A barbestelle bat encounter!

On 4th July, ACD undertook a preliminary roost inspection of a barn in Highworth, Swindon. The barn had lots of potential features for roosting bats, with a stone wall containing many holes and crevices which bats could use as summer roosts and also possibly for hibernation. An endoscope was used ... Read More
10th September 2019ACD Environmental


In June 2019, ACD Environmental’s Director of Ecology Daniel Wood spent a fascinating 3 days working with Oxford University’s Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) Badger Research Project.   WildCRU’s badger project began in 1987, building on earlier data stretching back to the early 1970s. Focused on badgers living at Wytham Woods, Oxfordshire, ... Read More
26th July 2019ACD Environmental


The spring is the fastest growth period for Japanese knotweed and it can spread very quickly. Look out for red/purple new shoots emerging from the ground, similar to asparagus spears. At this stage the leaves will be rolled up around the shoot and may be red or burnt ... Read More
16th May 2019ACD Environmental



Bat Survey Season

With the bat survey season well underway, contact one of our experienced ecologists today to book in your surveys. Remember, the bat survey season runs from May to September so don’t miss out! Contact our ecologists for more information.  ... Read More
10th July 2018ACD Environmental



Ecology in Eastleigh

ACD Environmental are pleased to announce that we have an new ecology team based out of our Eastleigh office in addition to our team in the Malmesbury office. We provide a wide range of ecological services to support planning applications, including protected species and habitat surveys and the relevant reporting. Our ... Read More
20th June 2018ACD Environmental


The team at ACD Environmental are pleased to announce the recent opening of our new office in Cambourne, Cambridgeshire! The Cambourne office, headed by Dan Mottram (Regional Manager – East Anglia), has been established to support and enhance the service ACD Environmental provides to existing clients in the East Anglia ... Read More
30th May 2018ACD Environmental