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A new threat to UK wildlife?

Many of you will have been reading the stories in the news recently about an increase in unexplained deaths of brown hares and the possibility that Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease or myxomatosis is now infecting them. Dr Diana Bell from the University of East Anglia's School of Biological Sciences has urged members of the public to […]

August 2018 - Adventures in ecology

Letters from Lico As many of you will already be aware, two of our intrepid company directors (Rich and Tim) undertook a once-in-a-lifetime mission into the heart of Mozambique visiting uncharted and unexplored territory in search of previously undiscovered species. The trip was part-funded by Biocensus. The final write up has been delayed by Tim […]

March 2018 - Signs of Spring

Hello all, from a wintery Bath in Mid-March! It might feel like January out there, but things are moving on a pace with primroses and celandine popping up everywhere and the local peregrine on eggs. Click the image to see live pictures of the peregrines! My feeling is that once the wintery weather lets up, […]

December 2017

I’m currently being given the run around by a black-headed gull!  I was on the phone with a very important client the other day and spotted the gull outside my office.  It was sporting a colour ring which means it will have been ringed as part of a research project and re-sighting of these birds […]

June 2017 - It's hot out there!

The last few months has seen some changes around Biocensus, mainly through on-going recruitment. As I reported back in March we recruited two ecology schedulers Zoe(L) and Georgia(R), and next month we welcome Robin Jones to Biocensus as Associate Director. Robin comes to us from our friendly client Arcadis (and we’re still friends) where he […]

March 2017: Spring is coming...

So Biocensus. What’s occurring? I’m not sure it’s a case of “hold on to your hats”. It feels more like “the captain has put the seat belt sign on, please return to your seats, and grab a waxed paper bag, you’re going to need it” type of affair. As many of you will be aware […]

December 2016: Happy Christmas

Well, it’s that time of year again and we’re well and truly in the Christmas office party season!  A time of year when all photocopiers live in fear!  We’ve got our office party tonight – fortunately, we don’t have a photocopier, but they’ve got one next door…… There have been three exciting events since my […]

November 2016: another busy summer for Biocensus

Well another classic summer passed in a sleep deprived blur. November already? Really? As some of you may remember I shouted my mouth off once too many times about the lack of industry best practice guidance for ornithological impact assessments, and this culminated in me talking at the CIEEM spring conference in London. This gaping […]

July 2016: The EU vote and its potential effect on British wildlife

As we're all now aware, the British public have voted to leave the EU.  I don’t want to add to the political debate here, but at the same time, for someone that blogs about wildlife I think I need to at least acknowledge the potential effect on British Wildlife, of this radical decision. The good news I guess is that […]

Latest News

A new threat to UK wildlife?

Many of you will have been reading the stories in the news recently about an increase in unexplained deaths of brown hares and the possibility that Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease or myxomatosis is now infecting them. Dr Diana Bell from the University of East Anglia's School of Biological Sciences has urged members of the public to […]

August 2018 - Adventures in ecology

Letters from Lico As many of you will already be aware, two of our intrepid company directors (Rich and Tim) undertook a once-in-a-lifetime mission into the heart of Mozambique visiting uncharted and unexplored territory in search of previously undiscovered species. The trip was part-funded by Biocensus. The final write up has been delayed by Tim […]