Dominic in Exeter


The last of our Certificate Student placements in Exeter this year! After growing up in Devon and graduating from Seal-Hayne Agricultural College in 1995, I left the South West for Northamptonshire. There I started my own business, working mainly on lakes and rivers carrying out habitat improvement and invasive weed control. I have always had … Continue reading Dominic in Exeter

Josh in Guildford


I’m sadly coming to the end of my six-week placement at Acorn’s Guildford office but can confidently say the experience and knowledge I have gained has far exceeded my expectations. After graduating in early July with a degree in Ecology I was keen to get straight to work on my future career aiming to try … Continue reading Josh in Guildford

Sinead in Exeter


My month in glorious Devon After completing my undergraduate degree in Wildlife Biology BSc (Hons.) in 2015, I still didn’t have my driving licence or a car. A quick look at any jobs website and you will see this is an essential skill for a career in ecology. So the following 2 years were spent … Continue reading Sinead in Exeter

Bat Quiz!


Test your bat knowledge with a short quiz! Go to quiz Feel inspired? Want to book one of our bat courses? Have a look at our Bat Sound Analysis Courses – currently on SPECIAL OFFER! If you’re a bat beginner, why not book on our Bat Ecology and Surveying course? Stay in touch with info … Continue reading Bat Quiz!

Liam in Guildford


The Guildford office of Acorn Ecology is where I find myself doing my placement. It is the end of week three with one to go. The time has gone by very quickly, the combination of site visits, office work and bat surveys have made for a busy few weeks. They also say time flies when … Continue reading Liam in Guildford