Start at the beginning, go on till you come to the end then stop.  Lewis Carroll I didn’t imagine that I’d be writing the final blog in my living room with the formula 1 on in the background and the sound of Parklife vibrating from Heaton Park to my house. My main plan was to […]

Living in the rainforest we expect a lot of rain. Heavy amounts of rain probably last for an hour or go on during the night and then it doesn’t take long for the sun to reappear.  On the day before we left for carnival it rained from the middle of the night to when we […]

We returned to the station from Chile and only had a week before the two new volunteers, Daniel and Ciara arrived and the station suddenly got very busy. On their first full day in the station we took them up Armadillo Hill and to check Lucas’ traps, a tough first day in the Amazon in […]

Valparaiso Mi Amor… Holidays are coming.. or in actual fact holidays have been and gone and I’ve only just got round to writing this! So how do you celebrate Christmas in the Southern Hemisphere? Our Christmas holidays began by taking the lovely eight hour coach to Quito followed by a plane to Valparaiso, Chile – […]

We know that the blog has had hints and brief explanations of what we’ve been doing, laced of course with alcohol and the more social aspects of our placement.  So here, as a Christmas treat is a more in depth look and explanation of what we’ve been doing and maybe more importantly, what we’ve been […]

Originally posted on Huts, Hammocks, Guambritas and Warmis:
The UAE left, our placement visitor didn’t come, we had no other people planned to come out for November, we wondered what [if anything] we’d do…. November 2nd Halloween went by here without much notice, we did have a few plans (go to the centre and drink…

The UAE left, our placement visitor didn’t come, we had no other people planned to come out for November, we wondered what [if anything] we’d do…. November 2nd Halloween went by here without much notice, we did have a few plans (go to the centre and drink beer) but owing to me being ill we […]

At the end of October we had a group from the UEA visit. At first we were told that they were only coming for one night and that there would be 24 students plus one member of staff. On the day of arrival there were actually 34 students and 4 members of staff and the […]

So we finally thought we should settle down a bit, get our projects going and start collecting some data. We began sorting our projects out by choosing areas of studies within the jungle that relate to what we’re interested in and figuring out project designs; mainly via trips into the jungle to check for suitable […]

Ok, as of June I’m half way through my degree and starting my industrial placement at Timburi Cocha, a scientific research station in the Ecuadorian region of the Amazon and in this post I’m going to try and do the first three months of my stay justice (hopefully!). Arriving in Quito, Ecuador on the 22nd […]