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Scrubs up well!

The Epping Forest Conservation Volunteers helped out at Little Belhus by planting up a 1 hectare scrub area Dec 2016.

138 Adult Great Crested Newts Released into New Receptor Areas

From just 7.5 hectares of land we have caught and translocated 138 adult Great Crested Newts (Triturus cristatus).

Wochaduna Waters

A Thurrock Enquirer article about Dilkes Academy naming the big lake at Little Belhus Country Park. Pupils from the school had fun making a mosiac of the lakes new name, and a butterfly mosiac which we will be displaying on our Skip Garden located at the lake.

Site Clean up Continues - RCF and Leachate Managed

 

Adaptable Dragonfly Larvae Transform on Exclusion Fences

 

Privet Hawkmoth

A Privet hawkmoth which flew into our work site. We rescued it and put it on an Ash tree (one of its food plants). It is one of the largest hawk moths and you can just make out its pink and black body in the first photo.
 

Froglet Frenzy: Species Translocation in Full Swing

 

Amphibian and Reptile Translocation has begun

 

A Parasite for Sore Eyes: The Large Bee-fly

 
This particular Large Bee-fly (Bombylius major) was found clinging to one of our contractors’ hats earlier today and appeared perfectly happy to sit on a thumb and be photographed.
 

Newt licence obtained from Natural England

We have now obtained a European Protected Species Mitigation Licence for the Cranleigh Brick Works Remediation project meaning we have permission to carry out works on Great Crested Newt habitats with supervision from licenced professionals.
 

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