My Local Patch: Swanpool

Swanpool has been my local patch for the last 2 years since I moved to Falmouth during my second year at university.  Although in winter Swanpool attracts visitors like Tufted Ducks, the nature reserve in full swing in spring is much more exciting to me!  Things have really kicked off over the past few weeks (and…Read more My Local Patch: Swanpool

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BioBlitz!

On Friday, I handed in my final year project and professional portfolio, and I genuinely can't believe university life is coming to an end!  The past three years flew past, and I still remember our first field trip so vividly.  I will be putting a blog together reflecting on my university experience soon, but for…Read more BioBlitz!

Falmouth Evening Walks: Signs of Spring

After a freezing start to spring, it is finally starting to feel and look like spring.  The temperature is definitely rising, and the wildlife is starting to get busy, waking up from hibernation, or preparing to raise a new generation.  I also love the misty mornings, well worth waking up early to see the sunrise…Read more Falmouth Evening Walks: Signs of Spring

Snowy Falmouth

My snow boots made a rare appearance on Wednesday, the day I nearly got stranded at the university after it shut down at noon during a tutorial.  Snow started to fall the night before so I decided to get to university early when the snow had stopped, before the buses stop services.  Blizzard conditions started…Read more Snowy Falmouth

Mai Po: In Search of Black-faced Spoonbills (and more)

Sorry for the lack of update - first term of my final year at university had a lot of writing involved, i.e. my dissertation, and a lot of editing to do for the development portfolio.  I haven't been able to get out much with the camera as a result, although I did (somehow) manage a…Read more Mai Po: In Search of Black-faced Spoonbills (and more)

Hong Kong’s Bug Safari: Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve

Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve (鳳園蝴蝶保育區) is one of my must-visit locations every time I get back to Hong Kong in the summer (you can find my blog post from last year here).  The reserve near Tai Po is not only a great place for butterfly lovers, it holds a wide variety of wildlife, particularly insects. Looking at lepidoptera:…Read more Hong Kong’s Bug Safari: Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve