Thursday, 23 March 2017

Bat licence in Alton, Staffordshire from Stoke-on-Trent ecologists

We have been busy during the winter months therefore our blog has been neglected. Earlier this month we supervised the demolition of an old farm house under licence near Alton, Staffordshire. This property supported a large brown long-eared roost.

Fauna Forest Ecology Ltd onsite - Alton, Staffordshire

Bats are now active and we're preparing ourselves for another busy season. Last week were undertaking great crested newt surveys in Biddulph. Next week we have a number of preliminary bat roost assessments in Hanley, Stoke, Leek and Stafford. If you require a protected species survey in order to complete your planning application, get in touch or visit our website:

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Bat survey in Buxton, Derbyshire at an old church

We were over in Buxton, Derbyshire yesterday following an urgent call to survey a church for bats. The church is dilapidated and at a glance, appeared unsuitable for bats. Upon inspecting the cellar, we discovered a large quantity of small bat droppings.

Buxton bat survey at an old church

Small bat droppings found on the wall of the cellar

Are you looking for an affordable bat survey in Buxton or any other part of Derbyshire?

Fauna Forest Ecology Ltd can assist with your development proposals.

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Are you looking for a bat scoping survey or preliminary ecological appraisal in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire?

Fauna Forest Ecology Ltd "Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire"  can undertake surveys to assist with your planning proposals. Do you require a preliminary ecological appraisal or bat scoping survey?

During December, January and February, we were locally busy in: Biddulph, leek, Cheadle, Stone, Alton, Oakamoor, Congleton, Stafford, Werrington, Bagnall, Milton, Endon, Stockton Brook, Stanley, Brown Edge and Mow Cop.

We survey for a wide range of protected species, including:
Bats, great crested newts, barn owl, badger, reptiles, nesting birds and more!

Yesterday we were busy conducting a preliminary bat roost assessment at this old farm house

For more information, visit our website: or contact Dave directly on: 07917 765 464

Monday, 26 December 2016

Stoke-on-Trent bat surveyors: harp trapping in the Peak District National Park

Fauna Forest Ecology Ltd of Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, are not only ecological bat surveyors - we are active members of several bat (and mammal) groups.

We were lucky enough to assist Derbyshire Bat Group this year, with an on-going scientific research project in the Peak District National Park. DBG are a superb bat group to join; they are active, fun, carry out a number of annual bat box checks and are always happy to help members progress.

During late summer, a series of harp trapping events were undertaken at several cave and mine systems in the Peak District. Species caught included brown long-eared (Plecotus auritus), whiskered (Myotis mystacinus), Brandt's (Myotis brandti), Natterer's (Myotis nattereri) and Daubenton's (Myotis daubentonii).

Brown long-eared bat, Plecotus auritus

This exciting project is expected to continue during 2017 and we look forward to the end results. Special thanks to Steve Roe of Derbyshire Bat Group for allowing us to participate, the great company and sharing is knowledge.

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Fauna Forest Ecology Ltd - Stoke-on-Trent Bat Survey Ecological Consultants

Welcome to Fauna Forest Ecology Ltd - bat survey ecologists in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

Our new website was recently published so we thought it would be a great idea to create a blog, following a very successful year (2016). Not only have we been busy conducting bat, great crested newt, water vole, reptile and barn owl surveys, but we have successfully set up two bat box schemes within the city of Stoke-on-Trent.

Many thanks to Stoke-on-Trent City Council and Park Hall Country Park for their help and support with the installation of the boxes.

We wish you a Merry Christmas and promise to be right back with photos of our recent work, expeditions and schemes.