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Sunrise over the Lake

The weather at 14,000 feet in June in the Himalaya can make coring lakes difficult. The sky tends to be clear from around sunrise to 11:00 AM, so I woke up early every morning, shook the ice off my tent, ate a quick breakfast, and got out on the lake to start work before conditions made coring nearly impossible (hail, lightning, thick fog).  23 more words


Cool Causes and Brief Battles

Our monkeys live in a very cool part of the world. You see, Santa Rosa National Park is just one of several protected areas in Guanacaste Province that stretches from the Pacific Ocean and into the Caribbean lowlands of northern Costa Rica. 1,116 more words

Costa Rica

Reporting on the Reptiles of Redonda

This post is reposted from www.anoleannals.com and so might be a little familiar in its start to readers here.

I’m back from Redonda and the expedition was a great success! 778 more words


Spuds, Spuds, Spuds and Pests

Rocket and Pentland Javelin seed potatoes are happily chitting in the working poly tunnel. Those should be planted out within the next week on the Go Local Food fields as they are a first early crop. 288 more words

Go Local Food

The Face by R.S. Thomas

When I close my eyes, I can see it,

That bare hill with the man ploughing,

Corrugating that brown roof

Under a hard sky. Under him is the farm, 175 more words


Field Life

Recently, as those of you who follow will know, I have been talking about the different people who work for the project in Tanzania. Reading about their daily lives working in ecology and conservation is about as close to visiting Africa as many of us will get. 772 more words