Josh in Bristol


Josh spent 4 weeks with the Bristol team in September. His blog is a great example of how work changes over the survey season. In September the field work slows down a bit and changes, with fewer emergence/re-entry surveys for bats and more reptile surveys than at the height of summer. There is also more … Continue reading Josh in Bristol

National Badger Day


You may have already seen our videos for National Badger Day over the weekend on Facebook. But we don’t want anyone to miss out, so here they are again! It can be tricky getting out of the sett when you’re only a little badger! What does a naughty little badger look like, when he’s being … Continue reading National Badger Day

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!