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711, 2020

Wildebeest Necropsy, A Weird Way to Spend a Day Off

November 7th, 2020|Categories: Malawi, Wildlife|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Now the following is a bit gruesome... may I warn you. So those of you that don’t like a blood and mess, might want to skip past this blog entry. For those not familiar with the term, a necropsy is a post mortem examination of animal to determine the cause of death.

2505, 2020

1st World Bat Twitter Conference

May 25th, 2020|Categories: Bats, General Life|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Excited to be part of the 1st World Bat Twitter Conference which is being organise by researchers working in the UWE Bat Conservation Research Lab. On the flipside I am so nervous about it. I normally don’t get nervous presenting but as this is a different format I find myself a bit stressed out about it!

2205, 2020

Track & Trace

May 22nd, 2020|Categories: General Life|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The sad reality is we are already being traced every day and watched by the big brother society we live in were have become the products. In the UK, police officers are able to detain people suspected of having covid-19 and can fine people for refusing tests under new ‘emergency powers’ rolled out by our government...

2504, 2020

Lockdown: Week 4

April 25th, 2020|Categories: General Life, Nottingham|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Lockdown: Week 4

Humans are part of a very sociable group, the primates, how does a social primate accept social distancing as the new norm? We have evolved over the years to seek relationships as part of our survival. So how do we stay sane? Is online communication going to keep that same interaction?

2002, 2020

Trip to Lake Malawi

February 20th, 2020|Categories: African Bat Conservation, Bats, Malawi, Travel, Wildlife|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Whilst in Salima we are flat out doing roost visits, emergence surveys and even some hand netting to help identify species. We are very thankful to stay at the Kumbali Lakeside Retreat and we are also treated to some canoes one morning which makes for a great start to the day!

2901, 2020

Sundowners and a Pizza Party

January 29th, 2020|Categories: African Bat Conservation, Bats, General Life, Malawi|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

For something a bit different we went to a pizza night and before that a bunch of went for volleyball with a few beers. The others went out for sun downers at Kumbali beforehand but thankfully me, Lena and Tom went for some earlier in the week on the rock spot you see in the picture!

1012, 2019

Working With Local Villages

December 10th, 2019|Categories: African Bat Conservation, Bats, Malawi|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

As part of Sophies masters project we have been meeting with several Chiefs of the villages and we have been granted permission to survey at various woodlands / graveyards to the east of Lilongwe. To enable us to go into the graveyards for our surveys we have had to be initiated in rites of the Chewa culture...

2311, 2019

Straw Colour Fruit Bats

November 23rd, 2019|Categories: African Bat Conservation, Bats, Malawi, Wildlife|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Straw Colour Fruit Bats

Despite being listed as Near Threatened by the IUCN, there is limited information on how Straw colour fruit bats behave in an urban environment. Despite a heavily busy urban centre, a group of Straw-coloured fruit bats have roosted in a central Lilongwe church for over 15 years...

2112, 2017


December 21st, 2017|Categories: Nottingham Roosevelt Memorial Travelling Scholarship|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The Desert Botanical Garden coordinates and leads the Central Arizona Conservation Alliance, a partnership of scientists, land managers, educators, community members, and other conservation-based non-profit organizations focused on the sustainability of the mountain parks and preserve system in and around the Phoenix metro area.

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