2015 survey season begins!


1405 RA GCN SurveyNow is the time to book ecological surveys for the 2015 season, to avoid missing key survey windows!

Local Planning Authorities usually require all protected species surveys to be submitted with your planning application, not just the initial ecological walkover survey.




  • Great Crested Newt surveys – Habitat Suitability Index assessment by mid-March
  • Dormouse surveys should begin (March to November inclusive)
  • Breeding Bird surveys (March to June inclusive)


  • Great Crested Newt pond surveys mid-March to mid-June. MUST include visits in mid-April to mid-May.
  • Greater Horseshoe Bat surveys (April to October inclusive)
  • Bat Activity surveys (April to September)
  • Reptile surveys can begin (weather dependent)