Zoology

Venom Day 2017

November 28, 2017 0

It was that time again, for a large number of herpetologists to clog up the roads and public transport to head to north-west Wales for a single day conference. On the 18th November around 150 […]

Above, the delegate's photo taken at the conference, courtesy of Mr Shivan Parusnath and his drone.
Research

A Hot Box of Knowledge

February 9, 2017 0

A brief summary of the 13th Herpetological Association of Africa Conference. I became a member of the Herpetological Association of Africa (HAA) almost a year ago now, and I can safely say it is one […]

Zoology

Venom Day, 2016

January 5, 2017 0

Recently on Friday 9th December I made my annual migration from Cambridge to Bangor in north-west Wales. For those of you who aren’t familiar with why I travel here each year – it’s Venom Day. […]

Zoology

Investigating a non-native species in Cambridge

December 1, 2016 0

It may surprise most people (especially the residents of Cambridge), that an isolated population of a non-native toad exists within the heart of the city. I’m not entirely sure how the toads became established as […]

Conservation

CITES and the reptile trade

October 19, 2016 2

As I’m sure a number of you are aware, exotic species of reptiles are popular pets in both Europe and the United States. Two of the most common exotic pet reptiles in Europe are the […]

Research

The 8th World Congress of Herpetology

September 13, 2016 0

Introduction to the Congress Last month, I was fortunate enough to attend the 8th World Congress of Herpetology, perhaps the largest herpetological meeting in the world. The event occurs every four years (or so), and […]

Zoology

The Pickled Pineapple Snake

October 20, 2015 0

© Dan Eatherley 2015 My first bushmaster was a dead bushmaster. The reptilian cadaver I held in my hands was in a neat stiff spiral the size of an extra large pizza. The snake’s mouth […]

Zoology

Scouring Cambridge for Amphibians

September 9, 2015 4

If there is one thing I can say that I enjoy more than most it is wandering around the edge of a pond in the pouring rain with a torch in my hand counting amphibians. […]

Biodiversity

Herpetofauna Survey: Nepal

March 21, 2015 1

The Annapurna Conservation Area (ACA) is the first of it’s kind in Nepal. There are 8 national parks including the ACA. Unlike the other 7 parks, which are typical National parks and are heavily restricted, […]