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Venom Day 2018

This December, Bangor University hosted its ninth Venom Day conference, in which researchers get together to talk about the most recent studies of venomous and poisonous animals. As I studied for my own degree in Bangor, Venom Day provides a great annual opportunity to go back to … 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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The frogs are back!

As I’ve probably mentioned a few times, I love amphibians and reptiles. And over the past week, I’ve been looking out for the reappearance of the UK’s most widespread amphibian: the common frog (Rana temporaria). Once these frogs emerge from hibernation, … Continue reading

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Project Chicchan – Part 5

Day 12 – 28th December Tonight was our final nocturnal survey, this time back to the agricultural edge. Once again, we didn’t find a wide range of species, but the place was crawling with sheep frogs (Hypopachus variolosus), plus a … Continue reading

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Project Chicchan – Part 4

Day 8 – 24th December In the morning, Rowland, Sheri and I followed the natural edge trail all the way to its end – the agricultural edge, where the locals had been working and cutting a firebreak. Rowland’s previous expedition … Continue reading

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Project Chicchan – Part 1

So, now I’m going to try my hand at some travel writing, and explain just what I was doing in Guatemala at the turn of the new year. This was to help out with Project Chicchan (http://project-chicchan.co.uk/), “a wildlife monitoring … Continue reading

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