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Facts from the field

5 Aug 2022

Every day’s a school day.  

Our Tribe learn some fascinating things out in the field, so we asked them to share some of the weird and wonderful things they’d found out on the job.  

Read on to see what they discovered and find out a little bit more about what we can do to help you! 

1. “Great Crested Newts smell like freshly peeled potatoes but don't eat them, they are poisonous!” - Becky

Poisonous though they are – they’re a protected species! An ecological survey from Tyler Grange can help you ensure we’re looking after these little guys and make sure your development is safe and law-abiding too!  


2. “A popular alternative use of a polytunnel is to house sheep.” - Phoebe

We discovered this on one of our community days, going out in the field to help Farms for City Children whilst giving city children the opportunity to experience life on a farm and learn about the great outdoors. It enabled us to provide valuable ecology and biodiversity advice to the farms, too!  

3. “Pigs are ranked as the fifth most intelligent animal in the world! They have the intelligence of a human toddler and are more trainable than dogs.” - Phoebe

Like those clever pigs, we’re well-trained too. We’ve got experts in arboriculture, ecology and landscaping planning to provide clear, qualified support and advice to make sure your project serves the environment as well as your business needs.  

4. “Otter poo smells of jasmine - obviously a bit of a gamble to try this if you're not sure what otter poo looks like!” - Julian

Don’t chance it. Ask the experts. Our trained, licenced team are on hand to provide all the landscape, arboriculture and ecology support your project needs. Smell the sweet smell of success and avoid getting yourself in deep… trouble.  

5. “Swifts hardly ever touch the ground!!! They are pretty much constantly on the wing all their life.” - Nick

We know how they feel. Our work in the field calls for some pretty late nights, followed by some pretty early mornings. It feels like we never have the chance to get back to our nests! Bear with us while we’re out and about conducting ecological surveys. If you need us, drop us an email and we promise we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.  


“The unassuming dunnock (alpha male) is the king of the garden. He will have a harem of females that he will mate with and then get a beta male to raise his babies with the mum (tricking the other male into assuming the child is his!).” - Joe

Charming indeed! You won’t get this kind of trickery with us! We’re straight with you from day one, whether it’s good news or not-so-good news, we won’t sugar-coat it.  

7. “Looking at a flower like an oxeye daisy for just six seconds has been shown to lower your blood pressure.” - Eppie

Our team of ecologists, arborists and landscape architects work hard day and night – it can be tiring and stressful. That’s why we do all we can to look after our people to help them be their best, authentic selves.  


“It can take up to 1000 years to form 1 centimetre of soil. This is why it's seen as a non-renewable resource. Soil is alive with micro-organisms, only 1% of which have so far been identified.” - Eppie

There’s so much we can learn about our environment, literally right under out feet. That’s why it’s important we protect it. Ecology support from Tyler Grange makes sure your project serves the environment as much as your commercial and business needs. 

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