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May 2020

Track & Trace

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

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...

April 2020

Lockdown: Week 4

April 25th, 2020|Categories: General Life, Nottingham|Tags: , , , , |

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?

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March 2020

February 2020

Work Life Balance

February 22nd, 2020|Categories: General Life, Malawi|Tags: , , , , |

Work life balance can be hard in many industries and for sure it is true in bat research. You find yourself doing working really long hours with few days off, even if all I seem to blog about is braais and nights out!

January 2020

Sundowners and a Pizza Party

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

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!

December 2019

Working With Local Villages

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

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...

November 2019

Straw Colour Fruit Bats

November 23rd, 2019|Categories: African Bat Conservation, Bats, Malawi, Wildlife|Tags: , , , , , , |

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...

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October 2019

September 2019

August 2019

Tres Bien, Merci

August 30th, 2019|Categories: Travel|Tags: , , , , |

Later in August, Sinead and me jetted off to France for the bank holiday weekend! She invited me to join her at a weekend long party with some of her friends from her travels in New Zealand...

July 2019

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November 2018

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February 2018

Back to the Shire

February 16th, 2018|Categories: General Life|Tags: , , , |

I head back towards Nottingham on the train. Still letting all the trip sink in and all the people I met with. Such a huge diversity of organisations, with so many different places explored and had so many unique experiences along my journey!

January 2018

December 2017

Arizona

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

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.

November 2017