Certain plant species, such as Bluebell, Monkey Orchid and Early Gentian are protected under Schedule 8 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended).
Botany is the basis of all ecology. Habitat types can be classified according to their plant communities and the relative abundance and distribution of species. A basic botanical survey, such as a Phase 1 Habitat Survey, can be undertaken at any time of the year. A comprehensive survey following the National Vegetation Classification (NVC) should be undertaken between late-March – July, preferably over a time period to ensure the majority of species present have been recorded. The level of survey required will depend upon proposals and the nature of the habitat.
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January 2019: We have relaunched the Verity Webster Ltd website with some exciting new elements.... >>
February 2017: Verity Webster discusses conducting ecology surveys through the seasons... >>
December 2015: Verity Webster discusses badgers, badger setts and mitigation issues... >>
August 2015: Verity Webster discusses bats, buildings and bat surveys... >>
June 2015: Verity Webster discusses the Himalayan Balsam, a non-native Invasive Plant Species... >>