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Thomson Habitats welcomes a new General Manager

10th November 2017 - Simon Mackrell has joined the Habitats team as General Manager. Simon has worked in the landscape industry for over 25 years, during which time he has had a wide variety of roles.
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Striking image of otter wins the 2017 Thomson Ecology Photography Competition

27th October 2017 - The winner of the 2017 Thomson Ecology Photography Competition is Ian Strone with his image "Rolling in the Seaweed". Read more

Careful reptile and great crested newt works

24th October 2017 - To facilitate trapping and translocation of reptiles and great crested newts, we installed fencing and refugia carefully to avoid tree root systems on a site in Hertfordshire. Read more

Compensating for habitat loss

19th September 2017 - We are currently working on an offsite compensation project with Redrow Homes where we are transforming former agricultural land into an acidic grassland with many enhanced habitat features. Read more

Arise, Natrix helvetica

15th August 2017 - Herpetologists and nature lovers across the country last week were informed that we had a new species of grass snake. This news was greeted with great interest and enthusiasm, however, the story was slightly misleading... Read more

Thomson Ecology & Habitats have helped Network Rail with GCN information film

14th July 2017 - Members of Thomson Ecology and Thomson Habitats recently worked with Network Rail to produce their information film about great crested newts, which has been distributed on the Track Safety Alliance (TSA) website. Read more

The 2017 Thomson Ecology Photography Competition is now open!

7th July 2017 - The competition this year is entitled, “Our Natural World” because much of our work as an ecology consultancy involves the restoration and enhancement of habitats for the benefit of wildlife. Read more

School visit to inspire next generation of fledgling ecologists

7th July 2017 - Last week, four members of staff from our ecology and habitats teams made a visit to Wood Street Infant School. Armed with a toad, a blackbird’s nest and animal photos, we were greeted by a sea of excited 4 and 5 year olds eager to explore the wild. Read more