18/06/2019

June 2019

Extensive habitat survey of land in Wirral


 
Ecological Restoration Solutions has been undertaking an extensive Phase 1 Habitiat Survey over more than 100ha of farmland in Wirral.

Many old field boundaries and ponds (previously Marl Pits) that are shown on 1840's Tithe Maps are still in evidence today.


  

The old field boundaries comprise : woody species - rich hedgerows containing lage mature pedunculate oaks some of which score highly suitable bat roosts.   Native Bluebell was recorded as common in some hedgerows and small broadleaved woodland.

This turned out to have been a very enlightening rediscovery of hidden areas in Wirral. 

Divit Hill Quarry

Work on the restoration scheme for Divet Hill Quarry in Northumberland, designed for CEMEX by Dr Phil Putwain, ERS (UK) in collaboration wit...