Category Archives: Ecology

The Importance of Bees

July 28th, 2015

Bees are a huge part of our continued existence, and one way or another, integral to the British way of life. Currently there are around 25,000 different bee species in the world, divided into 4,000 genera in just nine families. Despite being such a vital part of human life, from food production to propping up…

Know Your Mushrooms – 5 Fungi Protected by UK Law

July 23rd, 2015

Mushrooms play a bigger part in ecology than many people initially give them credit for. Aside from being nature’s great decomposer, fungi have helped produce a world of medicines over the years, and have a large list of commercial applications. Mushrooms occasionally even form a key component as part of a Sunday fry-up. However, despite…

Which Plant Species Are Protected?

July 21st, 2015

The diversity of British flora is an essential part of what makes the English countryside so special. Protecting our natural environment is a key concern here at Southern Ecological Solutions. When you’re planning a development, there are certain types of plants which you need to take special care with. The rules, which are set out…

Britain’s Favourite Birds

July 16th, 2015

Many of us enjoy watching the local variety of birds in our garden or whiling away the hours in a woodland hide. Now, the nation has spoken and voted for its first national bird – the robin. The man behind the poll, ornithologist David Lindo, set about the labour of love after being dismayed that…

Why we need Water Vole Surveys

July 14th, 2015

Surveys are needed to ensure that protected species aren’t too effected by any new developments, and they can go a long way to providing a better environment for everyone. These surveys also need to be carried out for water based animals, too, and one of the most common types of survey here is regarding water…

Ten Qualities You Need To Become an Arboriculturist

July 9th, 2015

It’s not a career that comes to mind for many young people when they’re making decisions about their future, but getting involved in arboriculture has an abundance of benefits to offer. The lifestyle of a tree surgeon can be well-suited to those with plenty of enthusiasm and a love for the Great Outdoors. Becoming an…