A Field Trip to the Countryside

I love the countryside and being outdoors in general, I always have, so I was really looking forward to our grassland ecology survey trip to Devil's Dyke in Cambridgeshire. Now, I understand that looking at plant species isn't every zoologist's dream, but I happen to quite like plants! Devil's Dyke is an Anglo-Saxon earthwork consisting … Continue reading A Field Trip to the Countryside

When Things Don’t Go To Plan

Mondays are mine. I drop the boys at school, go to the gym, take the dogs out for a long walk and then sit down to get some studying done in peace and quiet before I have to go and collect the boys again. Only today things didn't quite go to plan. The youngest has … Continue reading When Things Don’t Go To Plan

Only crazy people get up this early!

What do normal people do when they wake up at 5:30am on a Sunday? That's right, they go back to bed. What did I do? Went to the common, checked on the toads and did a spot of bird watching. The weather wasn't too bad this morning, it was a little overcast and windy, but … Continue reading Only crazy people get up this early!

Spring has sprung!

I think it's fairly clear that I've been under quite a lot of stress lately, and this is unlikely to change until I've finished my end of year exams in May/June. The plan to spend today running around like a headless chicken and getting some hardcore studying done completely flew out the window when I … Continue reading Spring has sprung!