News

February 25, 2019
As the reptile survey season starts in early April and the bat survey season starts in late April , please let us know as soon as possible if you need surveys for this year. Great crested newt and breeding bird surveys also start this month.
February 3, 2019

We are recruiting a Seasonal Assistant Ecologist

Salary: Circa £16,000-19,000 pro rata (dependent on experience) Full-time seasonal contract from mid-April to mid-September Closing date: Tuesday 5th March at 5pm Location: Gloucestershire and Avon We are looking for a highly motivated seasonal assistant ecologist with ecological knowledge of a range of habitats and species, experience of working in an Ecological Consultancy or other part of the Ecological sector, and good communication skills. The role will involve assisting with protected species and Phase 1 habitat surveys to current industry standards […]
February 3, 2019

We are recruiting an Ecologist/Assistant Ecologist

Salary: Circa £18,000-23,000 (dependent on experience) plus pension and life insurance Full-time permanent contract Closing date: Tuesday 5th March at 5pm Location: Gloucestershire and Avon We are looking for a highly motivated ecologist/assistant ecologist with ecological knowledge of a range of habitats and species, experience of providing ecological advice, and good communication skills. The role will involve undertaking protected species and Phase 1 habitat surveys to current industry standards and assisting in preparing high-quality ecological reports and advice to both […]
January 28, 2019
As the great crested newt survey season starts in mid-March, please let us know this month or as soon as possible if you will be needing surveys for this year! Ensure you complete vegetation clearance before the bird nesting season (late February to late August).
December 24, 2018
Although January is a quieter time of year in terms of specialist surveys, we still undertake less seasonally constrained surveys such as Phase 1 and protected species survey assessments, winter bird, badger and otter surveys, which can be done throughout the year.
October 29, 2018
Winter bird surveys can be undertaken from November onward.
August 27, 2018
Autumn is a good time to carry out nut searches for signs of dormice. Late September is also the end of the reptile season and bat survey seasons. We start compiling the majority of European Protected Species licence (EPSL) applications from this time onward.
June 26, 2018

We welcome Adrian Bishop as our Business Manager to the team

He will be overseeing the growth and development of Wild Service. Adrian has a long association with the Trust, having worked as a volunteer on creating the Laurie Lee Wildlife Way, Snows Farm sustainable drainage leaky dams, Coln river bank restoration, and many other projects. He also has more than 25 years experience as a commercial and operational leader of small expert businesses. Adrian “is delighted to have landed the role and excited by the prospects for the business“.   […]
June 9, 2018
Bechstein Bats

Radiotracking study on Bechstein’s bats in Mammal News

A radiotracking study on Bechstein’s bats was undertaken at Worcestershire Wildlife Trust’s reserve to assess the impacts of woodland management on these rare bats. A full article by Elizabeth Pimley, Eric Palmer, Giles Sutton, Nick Downs & Johnny Birks can be found in the Mammal Society’s ‘Mammal News’ Summer 2018 Issue 181.  We provide a summary and reference list below. Summary Grafton Wood Reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) near Grafton Flyford, Worcestershire is an ancient semi-natural broad-leaved […]
May 28, 2018
Bat and dormouse surveys are continuing at this time of year. Badger licences to disturb or interfere with a sett are issued from early July until late November.