The campus’s biodiversity did not disappoint; 30 guests had the experience of seeing grass snakes, slow worms and smooth and great crested newts close up. The tour also provided an opportunity to discuss the latest developments in ecological mitigation, particularly the new district licensing scheme for great crested newt.
The ecology team also showcased some of their aquatic ecology capabilities and gave a demonstration of seine netting for fish. During lunch, attendees had the chance to meet a captive bat and to talk to representatives from the Eco Green Roof Company.
Ian Flack, senior technical officer, life and medical sciences, University of Hertfordshire, talking about the Bayfordbury pinetum
Despite the rain, the event was very well attended and the feedback was excellent:
- “Superb location and very well organised, thank you”
- “Excellent location. Very good impression left of RSK’s place in the market”
- “Very useful insight into ecology services. Good to interact out in the field”.
If you are interested in attending next year’s event, please contact Corin Simmonds.