Buglife Services

Services

Buglife Services provides high quality services focused on invertebrates, including sample identification, surveys down to species level, habitat assessments and also advice on habitat management/creation/restoration for invertebrates.

 

Surveys: We have experts available with a wide range of skills relating to a broad cross section of invertebrate groups, providing knowledge on identification and ecology; as well as a number of different habitat types including freshwater, grassland, upland, woodland and brownfield.

Habitat management advice: We provide technical advice on habitat management advice for any habitat type to create high quality habitats for invertebrates; as well as a series of innovative conservation techniques, including the creation and design of living roofs, living walls, bee banks and other designed bug habitats; providing project assessments, design and management.

Workshops: We can also provide tailored training on invertebrate identification, including assessments down to species level or a lower taxonomic resolution. Training on habitat assessment techniques including brownfields, freshwater, agricultural and grasslands.  As well as training on monitoring and collection techniques for a wide range of invertebrate groups.

Staff away days: In addition we design and tailor staff days out focused around invertebrates and their conservation, for example improving office grounds and surroundings, learning about invertebrates and creating nesting sites, or working with a local community on a project to help invertebrates.

Educational support: We have the knowledge and expertise to build on site bug habitats or install pre-made ones alongside delivering education materials suitable to all key stages.

 

Service

Activity

Surveys

Amphibian and Reptile surveys (e.g. great crested newt, slow-worm and adder surveys), Bat Surveys,  Bird Surveys, Hedgerow Surveys, Invertebrate surveys (e.g. butterfly, dragonfly, damselfly and freshwater pearl mussel surveys); Ornithological Surveys, Phase 1 Habitat Surveys (Extended), tree and vegetation survey, Vegetation surveys (e.g. Phase 1 Habitat Survey and National Vegetation Classification surveys); Water vole surveys, Protected mammal surveys (e.g. bat, red squirrel, pine marten, badger and otter surveys), Protected species survey, mitigation and licensing, Protected Species Surveys

Advice

Appropriate Assessment,  Ecological analytical and modelling expertise, Ecological Impact Assessment, Ecological mitigation and Compensation; and Ecological Reports, Ecological risk assessment, Ecological Surveys, Environmental Impact Assessment, Objective and independent scientific advice, critique and reviewing, Planning Applications, Production of Management Plans and Monitoring, Review & Audit, Legislative Guidance, Invasive Species Advice, Environmental Interpretation, Environmental stewardship, National Vegetation Classification, Management plans, including biodiversity action plans.

Workshops

Biodiversity training, ID Bees, flies, beetles, dragonflies

Introduction to invertebrates

Introduction to surveys

Conservation and Land Management

Habitat Restoration and Creation,  Mitigation Schemes, Mitigation, Habitat Creation & Enhancement, Habitat Creation & Restoration, Habitat creation and enhancement, Habitat Management Plans, Living roofs, living walls

Research

Research and policy studies, Reviews: Collation, analysis and reporting on existing data, scientific literature and monitoring schemes. Studies for Appropriate Assessment, Geographical information systems (GIS), Modelling:  Using our extensive data resources and results of bespoke surveys we provide modelling and predictive study expertise and experience to a wide range of sectors

Activity Days

Scrub clearance

Wildflower planting

Bug home creation

 

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