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Visit from Echoes Ecology

CVN are pleased to welcome Kay and Heather from Echoes Ecology back on site to update the Preliminary Ecological Appraisal (PEA) they conducted last year. This appraisal documents the range of habitats present and looks for signs of any protected species and also suggests improvements that can be made to benefit wildlife in the environment. Last year’s report stated that “There was no field evidence of protected species found during the survey. There is suitable habitat for nesting birds and commuting and foraging for bats” and that no follow up surveys were recommended. Today Kay and Heather are updating their report to include a survey of the area to the other side of the walled garden where CVN plans to locate the shelter for their outdoor nursery.