I have been so wrapped up in my own drama, I have totally forgotten to even tell you about the big international conference I was organising during the last month for African Bat Conservation...
After last years ordeal, I swore I would never do a Twitter conference again, yet here I am doing World Bat Twitter Conference 2 #WBTC2 !
Been back and forth to the city quit a bit at the moment due to this work but it has meant we have had Esther back out with us which has been really great.
These last few weeks have been exciting for the bat team as we have been attempting to capture and radio tag slit faced bats. One of my favourite species here!
After a weeks of long nights bat surveying at Kuti, catching bats and training the new Team up, we went to Lilongwe again to sort some of the vehicle stuff out....
So the African Bat Conservation Team are all finally out of quarantine and I am free of malaria so finally time to get back on track at our new base and get out on some bat surveys!
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!
Bats are back in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons and some people are even blaming corona virus on bats....
We managed to get an extra night in of surveying and managed to go down to the banana plantation for one last survey attempt…but the rain halted that and back to camp we went.
After Emma’s departure and a few days off, Tom and I spent a few days scoping out a new site for a potential new African Bat Conservation project, with bats and farms.