It’s now under a month until I head off to Ecuador for Manchester’s Tropical Ecology field course, and I’ve been pulling out my field gear to check everything’s in order. Demonstrating on field courses can sometimes get pretty stressful- between praying that your chosen project species will be having a good year and hasn’t chosen … More MANTIS


As bank holiday weekends go, this last one was practically perfect in every way. Sandwiched between a pyjama day on Sunday, I spent Saturday and Monday at RSPB Strumpshaw Fen and Buckenham Marshes. The sun was out, the cuckoos were calling, the bitterns booming, and if I listed every single species I saw this post … More BANK HOLIDAY


For someone who is doing a PhD on primates in rainforests, these last four months have involved an awful lot of marine science. This has partly been due to spending three months summarising evidence of the extent of microplastic pollution in the world’s oceans, but also partly due to being part of an eclectic lab … More SEALIFE