Experiencing Drumburgh Moss

The word ‘Friday’ springs to mind many different things: summoning the willpower to get through one more work day, making plans for the weekend, working out how best to spend your wages. What isn’t immediately apparent is a trip to a lowland raised peat bog. I spent Friday morning wading ankle deep through mud that threatened to rob […]

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Stolen DNA

Last night I settled down to read the next issue of BBC Wildlife magazine, which arrived yesterday. Only eighteen pages in and I’ve already read something bamboozling: several species of seaslug can photosynthesise. Looking at a seaslug such as this one, you’d think it simply swallowed a giant leaf. However, it may well have just […]

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Panda Diplomacy

Yesterday I attended an applicant day at Cumbria University, where I’m planning to study Wildlife Media this September. It was a great day and I can’t wait to get underway with my degree. On the way back to the station, I spotted a quaint little book shop. Instantly drawn, I ventured inside and emerged clutching […]

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Galapagos In Danger

We’re currently studying ecological sustainability in Biology, including a case study of the Galapagos Islands. I’m quite ashamed to admit that I thought these spits of tropical land off the coast of mainland Ecuador were the same now as they were when Darwin found them; perfect, serene and untouched. I was bitterly disappointed to discover […]

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