Saga of Vlad the Vole: Chapter one

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, [...]


My post-grad update #2: The species behind the research

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 [...]