After the success of sustaining Vlad for the first night, things swiftly developed. Goats milk feeds were every 2 hours during the day and he was loving it! Occasional solids were offered, but he didn't show any interest in these until another few days, the picky blighter. Day 2 went on well with little to update on, but it was either that night or the next where things got a bit emotional.
Its been nearly a week since Molly and I became the sudden foster parents to a small baby bank vole (Clethrionomys glareolus) who shall here forth be known as Vlad. I've been avoiding writing about him for that duration out of fear that he may not last long without the care of a mother vole, [...]
There is something so natural about waking in a tent. Sunlight strikes your eyes in early morning. Its confusing and bright, so you search for some source of time. 05:40 flashes at you as bleary eyes struggle to focus and the brain tries to decipher this information like it's algebra. Next comes the sound. Wind [...]
I think it must have been the end of first year university, during the summer holiday, when mindlessly browsing the inter space I came across an article describing the "top 10 hikes to do in Europe". I had just come back from 4 weeks in Cyprus volunteering at a turtle research program and my wanderlust [...]
As part of my life goal to achieve a certain degree of self sufficiency in food products, I've taken to the seas. At home, fish plays a pretty regular role on our dinner plates. On my Mothers side of the family is a Mediterranean (Maltese) background, so inspired by this we've been blessed with all [...]
Sea flap flaps, sea pancakes, Haray Potter, these are just a taster of names that can be applied to the beautiful and majestic animals that I'm fortunate enough to study as part of my post-graduate research program. I say "fortunate" because as a student of bioscience I've come to realise through experience that despite a [...]
Over the past year or so my eyes have been opened to a way of life that I've come to admire and see as a reality. During my post graduate research I was based for fieldwork at Cape Eleuthera Institute in the Bahamas, and it was here that I witnessed how self-sustainable living can work. [...]
Sharks have unfortunately received bad press for decades now. It could be argued that ever since the cult film Jaws, our perspective of these cartilaginous beauties has been shifted in a some what negative way...
University does open doors. Its not by any means a necessity, but for those who have specific career goals or even are unsure of exactly which passion to follow, it can be incredibly eye opening. It certainly was for me anyway...