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  • Bat Surveys – Maternity Roost

    A maternity roost of brown long-eared bats

  • Smooth snake – reptile survey

    Smooth snake (Coronella austriaca)

  • Water vole – protected species surveys

    Water vole (Arvicola amphibius)

  • 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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Misty morning at Corfe Castle. Photo taken by our director Lindsay.

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Undertaking one of the last dormice surveys of the season this week we were surprised to find this little guy still awake.  Fingers crossed he can put on enough weight to hibernate safely this winter.

Undertaking one of the last dormice surveys of the season this week we were surprised to find this little guy still awake. Fingers crossed he can put on enough weight to hibernate safely this winter. ... See MoreSee Less

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The wintering bird survey kick off this month, our birders will be out monitoring birds such as Brent Geese, Golden Plover, Black-tailed Godwit, Curlew and Whooper Swan numbers on several sites over the coming months to see if they support birds from the local SPAs.

Lindsay Carrington Ecological Services added 2 new photos.

The wintering bird survey kick off this month, our birders will be out monitoring birds such as Brent Geese, Golden Plover, Black-tailed Godwit, Curlew and Whooper Swan numbers on several sites over the coming months to see if they support birds from the local SPAs.
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The LCECO team have worked on over 30 bat licences this year. This often involves supervised tile strips where our licensed staff carefully move bats from the works area into new purpose built homes. This little pipistrelle bat was safely translocated into a new loft space a couple of weeks ago.
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1 month ago

Its a hard life being the office dog  :)

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Caroline AnneWhich one is that Lin?

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Anita CareyDogs in the workplace are said to reduce stress levels. Not sure if they mean for humans or dogs though as these two look very chilled!

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