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The good news

Spares have been found for the potato lifting machine so over the winter it will be refurbished ready for next year. Therefore next season there should be no need to resort to potato fork and much labour as back in the old days. 9 more words

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Deeply lay the frost and even

The recent cold weather has caused an almost full stop to the outside work on the Go Local Food fields. It’s just the top inch or so which has turned slippery and unpleasant. 149 more words

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Identifying Small Carnivores

One of the groups of animals that seem to prove quite tricky to tell apart on Snapshot Serengeti are the small carnivores that belong to the canid and hyenid family. 524 more words


The Great Mammoth of Lincoln

Lincoln, Nebraska is home to a legendary giant. The University of Nebraska State Museum, known locally as Morrill Hall or Elephant Hall, has the largest mammoth skeleton on display anywhere in the world. 1,600 more words


Lifting potatoes

On Wednesday afternoon this week Ian and the work shares were running ahead of the forecast bad weather to lift the last of the Go Local Food potato crop before the edge of Storm Caroline arrived in the area. 77 more words

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Happy Birthday To Us

Snapshot Serengeti has around 225 camera-traps laid out in a grid in the heart of the Serengeti National Park. They have been there for around 7 years and make up one of the longest running camera-trap monitoring projects in the world. 530 more words


Choosing a Field Placement; an Exercise in Flexibility

This time last year I was getting very excited about choosing a field placement for my concentration year. In the first year of the full time program, the field office assigns you a field placement (with some input on your part.) Consequently, the real excitement comes during the winter of your first year when you get to “choose” your field placement for the upcoming concentration year. 381 more words