Monthly Archives: June 2012

Amphibian ID and Survey

I have always had a strong interest in, and fondness for amphibians. My childhood home was blessed with a pond populous in frogs, and whilst exploring nearby woods and fields I often stumbled upon other frogs, toads and even the occasional newt. My interest in these animals remained strong throughout my university education. My second [...]

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Small Mammal Surveying.

I recently completed three days of small mammal (mammals under 50g) surveying in collaboration with BTCV and Bury Council in order to gain some firsthand experience in the processes involved in ecological surveys. The three days were composed of multiple activities including; cleaning, preparing and placing traps, collecting and recording specimen details, and completing a [...]

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