Zoology

Immersed in the world of the Crocodile

June 7, 2016 0

This May, from the 22nd to the 28th, I was extremely fortunate to have attended, all thanks to Professor Downs, the IUCN crocodile specialist group (CSG) 24th working meeting at Kruger National Park. For me […]

Zoology

Wildlife highlights of the Queensland Coast

June 1, 2016 0

I had always wanted to visit Queensland. A place where rainforest literally meets the sea is probably top of most people’s lists. A trip to visit a friend in Melbourne developed and extended into a […]

ID Guide

Bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) — ID Guide

May 19, 2016 0

Bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) – Coinnle corra Asparagaceae One of our best known and most loved spring flowers is bluebell. This beautiful wildflower really does carpet woodland floors throughout April and May. Bluebells can be found […]

Research

What’s the lynx with rabbit poo?

May 16, 2016 1

‘How to discuss lynx using a tenuous link between Portuguese and UK rabbit data sets’ This was scientifically translated to ‘Rabbit haemorrhagic disease and myxomatosis: Disease dynamics and mortality in European rabbit Oryctolagus cuniculus in […]

Zoology

Size isn’t everything

May 3, 2016 0

Why we need to stop ignoring insects and begin to worship them As a student of entomology, I feel this obligation, as an “Insect Ambassador”, to go out and spread the word of insects to […]

ID Guide

Wood Sorrel (Oxalis acetosella) — ID Guide

April 28, 2016 0

Wood Sorrel (Oxalis acetosella) — Seamsóg Oxalidaceae A beautiful, characteristic sign of Spring and a familiar sight to any of you out there who like to take a dander through the woods at this time of year. […]

Research

The ghosts of Bird Island

April 25, 2016 3

Back in 2009, I was studying for my Zoology degree at the University of Southampton. One of my professors sent an email around to my year group to request applications for an interesting third year […]

ID Guide

Common Dog-Violet (Viola riviniana) — ID Guide

April 14, 2016 0

Another beautiful sign of Spring, although you may have to look a little closer to find it! This week we’re going to be looking at the wonderful common dog-violet (Viola riviniana). This species generally forms […]

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