Month: May 2014

Cotswold meadow butterflies with @gloswildlife

Recently I attended one of Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust‘s (GWT) new wildlife ID courses. The adventure focused on Cotswold Meadow Butterflies. The weather was perfect and the butterflies were out in force. Before heading to Daneway Banks (an area of land…

Past island landscapes revealed by pollen

The vegetation history of a small island off the south west coast of Wales has long puzzled visitors and archaeologists. In late spring, Skomer Island is carpeted with bluebells, a species normally associated with woodlands, especially ancient natural…

A year in the making, a whole lot of marking: 2014 BSc dissertations

For weeks now, the Biosciences staff have been seen bustling along corridors with piles of papers to mark. Course work, practical reports, exam papers, and probably the highlight of our marking – the final year dissertations. This is very much the…