Botany/plants

Silene colorata

We do surveys, reports, impact licences and mitigation.

We provide training courses.

We do ecotourism trips.

For planning and development…..

We assess the botanical interest of habitats.

We conduct follow up surveys:

• DAFOR surveys.

• NVC (National Vegetation Classification) surveys.

• Other transect and/or quadrat surveys.

• Surveys for particular plants.

Mitigation may involve avoiding impacts, transplanting or creating new habitat. A few (rare) plants need a licence to affect them.

Spring gentian (Gentiana verna), Italy
Kerry lily (Simethis mattiazzii), Corsica
Alpine squill (Scilla bifolia), Italy
Mousetail (Myosurus minimus), Suffolk
Blue form of scarlet pimpernel
Petticoat daffodil (Narcissus bulbicodium), Spain
Starry clover (Trifolium stellatum), Portugal
Water violet (Hottonia palustris), Lincolnshire
Liverwort (Anenome hepatica), France

Schedule 9 invasive plants

Not just Japanese knotweed or giant hogweed – there are now over 40 species of plant on this list.

It is an offence for any such plant material to leave site without a special licence and/or to cause them to be transplanted into the wild.

Most ecologists don’t know how to identify all these plants, meaning they cannot do their job properly.

Listed cotoneasters
Hottentot fig
Himalayan balsam
Giant salvinia
Water lettuce
Rhododendron ponticum, yellow azalea, shallon (and cherry laurel)