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  • Bat Surveys – Maternity Roost

    A maternity roost of brown long-eared bats

  • Smooth snake – reptile survey

    Smooth snake (Coronella austriaca)

  • Great Crested Newt Surveys

    Great crested newt (Triturus cristatus)

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Welcome to LCECO

Lindsay Carrington Ecological Services Ltd is an independent ecological consultancy based in Dorset. The practice was established in 2002 on a sound conservation and commercial consultancy basis. Since then, our company has expanded and our expert ecologists have the skills and experience to carry out a complete range of ecological projects. The expertise of our ecologists is built on an ongoing involvement in ecological research and voluntary survey work.

Much of our work involves a wide range of development projects and over time, our company has built up a reputation for reliable and cost-effective work. Provision of consistent and high quality advice is important to us and our clients return time after time to reuse our ecological services.

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Bat survey seasons

Brown long-eared bat

We are just coming in to the phase 2 hibernation roost survey period, which lasts through the winter months until March. More about our Bat Survey services.


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Announcement

It is with deepest regret that we inform you of the recent passing of one of our valuable members of staff Ben Grasby. Ben moved from Hull and joined the company in 2015 undertaking a variety of surveys from phase 1 bat survey, reptile surveys, amphibian survey and ecological clerk of works. His passion was with amphibians and reptiles and he had recently completed a series of great created newt surveys where he was supervised taking the lead and was close to obtaining his own personal great created newt licence. Ben had a great way with clients and always wanted to see a project through from the start to finish. He was able to liaise with clients in a professional manor and was an asset to the company.

Our thoughts go out to his family and Ben will be sorely missed by all his colleagues at LCES.


Crittercam!

Myotis Bat filmed by Andrew Joyce while undertaking Bat Survey

 

Training Courses now available

LCES ecological trainingLCES offer a range of training courses to new graduates, experienced ecologists and interested individuals who want to develop their knowledge, field skills and experience for personal interest or professional development. To book a course or to find out more please click the button to go to our training site.

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Interpretation for SANG Sites

CD Interpretation is a sister company of LCECO offering a one-stop-shop for ecological interpretation: signs, brochures, websites and other media. If your project requires SANG signage or brochures click the button to find out more:

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One of our eagle-eyed birders spotted this Hampshire rarity while stopping off at Titchfield on the way home from a winter bird survey. Snow bunting predominantly over winter in the northern half of the country but this one obviously fancied a winter holiday on our sunny shore.

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One of our eagle-eyed birders spotted this Hampshire rarity while stopping off at Titchfield on the way home from a winter bird survey. Snow bunting predominantly over winter in the northern half of the country but this one obviously fancied a winter holiday on our sunny shore.

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Hibernation bat checks are starting now, being completed during the next two months. Our licenced bat workers will be going to a variety of sites to check if any bats have chosen to hibernate there for the winter.

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Sarah RichardsonI miss the bats 😯😢

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Mark GibbensMerry Christmas to all you guys! Have a great break.

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One of our principal ecologists, Jenny conducted a survey in the New Forest last week and saw a beautiful sunrise on the way to site.

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