Webinars

This isn’t the most interesting of blog posts, but I just wanted to highlight how useful I’ve found webinars this last year, and while the below list will be of most use to myself, it might be of interest to others too. Like many people over the covid-19 lockdowns, I’ve attended lots of online webinars, …

Bats and moth trapping: responses of bats to artificial night lighting and implications of moth trapping (an informal study and report)

Before I begin, I want to preface this by highlighting how important the data from moth trapping are – I cannot stress enough that I do not think people shouldn’t use light traps for moths. However, with an increase in people using moth traps, particularly since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic (as reported by …

Hedgehog Friendly Campus at UWE Frenchay

It’s been over a year since my last blog post! Kicking off revitilising this blog, I’m going to talk about hedgehogs, the Hedgehog Friendly Campus initiative and the work UWE have been doing as part of this, which I have been fortunate to play a part in. The hedgehog, Erinaceus europaeus, can be found all …

January Update

Wow… was my last post really way back in September? It’s only four months ago, but it feels like at least a year. To say it has been busy would be a vast understatement! SO MANY ASSIGNMENTS. October At the end of September I set up Bristol Invertebrates (another neglected blog that I need to …

September 2019 update

Well! Back to university! I feel like I have hit the ground running, full of plans and ideas, I just have to keep checking myself to make sure I don’t take on far more than I can comfortably handle! The other day I was bemoaning the fact that I haven’t managed to get UWE EntSoc …

July 2019 Update – a Diary

Post the British Ecological Society Undergraduate Summer School it feels like I haven’t done a great deal, but this will hopefully show what I have actually done! If you follow me on social media you’ve probably seen most of this, but I have condensed it all down for this. Work Firstly, I’ve been doing a …

British Ecological Society Undergraduate Summer School

I’ve debated over the two days since I got back from this amazing experience how best to blog about it. The reality is that we did, saw, and learned so much and it was SO wonderful that it would likely turn this post into something so long no-one would read it [edit, believe me, as …

Morning Moth Trap Update and Identification Help

Just a quick update with the results of the moth trap last night. There were 15 moths of 11 species, I don’t know if this is a good or bad result considering the factors*, but I am happy that there were any at all! As it looked like it was only going to be me …

University Moth Challenge

[N.B. Unfortunately, not all of the photos in this post are my own, I have asked for permission and credited their origin where I can. I confess I know little about copyright laws etc., but if you find an image on here that is yours and you want me to remove it, please contact me …

An Introduction to Entomology

This is another ‘throw back’ post to the three-day course run by Avon Wildlife Trust as part of their Field Ecology Programme for 2017 at their Feed Bristol site in Frenchay. It was led by Phil Ward MCIEEM, who is (or at least, was at the time – I’m unsure if he still holds these …

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