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I had a successful afternoon chasing lizards at a new development near Crayford for Ecology Consultancy.

I have been to this site a couple of times and only caught 1 lizard before, the little blighters proving too speedy. Today I was particularly prepared using a lizard trap made from a 30cm diameter pipe. Very effective and I took them off in the back of the car to a lovely new home near Welling.Queen lizard

Construction Expo 2009

Hawks30th September (I am doing some catching up). Went to Chatham Maritime for Construction Expo 2009.

I was representing Ecology Consultancy again we had a small stand in the eco village area. The keynote address in the morning was given by Wayne Hemingway, very enjoyable with lots of good ideas. Particularly enjoyed his piece about our neglect of future generations declaring that for each rubbish playground with a springy chicken we are creating another set of ASBO’s.

The rest of the day wasn’t as exciting but we met some good contacts. Apparently numbers were down on last year, not surprising given the current climate but those who were there were keen to talk and develop business.

Late in the day the stand was visited by some guys from NBC Pest Control with their Harris Hawks

Brede Valley

Brede ValleySpent the day with Ecology Consultancy in the Brede Valley near Hastings. We were cataloging plant and animal species for the Friends of Brede valley group. Learnt a lot about grasses and pond weeds.

They provided a great barbecue in the evening and the others camped out in the farmyard. Had to head home to get a flight in the morning. Got some good photos on Flickr

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