Category Archives: Nature

Wildlife-Watching in the Philippines: Part 4

Day 11 – 27th October Today, we were heading to the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park – and, once again, it was a pump boat that got us there. On the beach, our guide – Rommel, from Wild Expeditions … Continue reading

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Wildlife-Watching in the Philippines: Part 3

Day 8 – 24th October The day began with a quick stop at a conservation organisation, the Katala Foundation; our full visit wouldn’t be until later, but a large-tailed nightjar (Caprimulgus macrurus) had been spotted on the site, perfectly camouflaged … Continue reading

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Wildlife-Watching in the Philippines: Part 2

Day 4 – 20th October Following a more relaxed start to the day, we headed to the Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary. A tarsier (the Philippine species is Carlito syrichta) is a small nocturnal primate, with eyes so large that they are … Continue reading

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Wildlife-Watching in the Philippines: Part 1

2016 was going to be my last full year in my twenties, and I wanted to make sure I went on another big adventure in that time. This time, rather than the foreign volunteer work I’ve done the last few … Continue reading

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Wildlife Road Trip with Martin Hughes-Games and Iolo Williams

Seven months after seeing Saba Douglas-Hamilton give a lecture at The Platform in Morecambe, my family and I headed to the same venue for another wildlife-related show: Wildlife Road Trip, featuring Martin Hughes-Games and Iolo Williams. These two are currently … Continue reading

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Saba Douglas-Hamilton: A Life with Elephants

Yesterday evening, I headed for Morecambe to see a lecture by conservationist and wildlife filmmaker Saba Douglas-Hamilton. Saba was a brilliant speaker, and the subject matter was both fascinating and worrying. For the first half, Saba told much of her … Continue reading

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Indigo Expeditions in Alta Verapaz – Part 4

So, what did we do the morning after we had climbed a mountain? We got up at 4am and went for a hike, of course! With the weather not being ideal for our purposes, this was done in the hopes … Continue reading

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Indigo Expeditions in Alta Verapaz – Part 3

  Day 6 was going to take us higher and further than we had gone before in our mission to survey the herps of the CCFC campus. We were going up to the ridge trail, right on top of the hills … Continue reading

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Indigo Expeditions in Alta Verapaz – Part 2

            It didn’t take long to recognise general patterns to the weather. While you might initially wake up to some mist lingering around the forested hills, this would clear up, and the mornings would subsequently … Continue reading

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Indigo Expeditions in Alta Verapaz – Part 1

Going to Guatemala to volunteer with Project Chicchan in December 2013 was the experience of a lifetime. After going whale surveying in Italy last year, I was determined that this year, I was going to go on another tropical herpetological … Continue reading

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