Florida – Day Six 🇺🇸

Florida Golf Coast University partners with my University in The UK. (Bangor University). Today, we visited and had a tour of their mesmerising campus, which seemed to be a completely different world to the small Welsh town we were all accustomed to. Arriving at approximately 9am, we were all soon astounded when we viewed theContinue reading “Florida – Day Six 🇺🇸”

Conservation practice meets Behavioural Ecology – Chimp practical, measuring behaviour and compiling ethograms!

As a component of my Conservation Practice module, we began (much to my fulfilment) learning about the importance of, and the roles, of animal behaviour in conservation. It’s been a joy to combine my two passions! Therefore, in order to carry out our own study and to gain a further insight into the area, weContinue reading “Conservation practice meets Behavioural Ecology – Chimp practical, measuring behaviour and compiling ethograms!”

Florida – Day Five 🇺🇸

Our fifth day in Florida was spent in Naples, where we experienced the exciting privilege of visiting the FCGU (Florida Golf Coast University) research centre, visiting the majestic, stunning botanical gardens and driving our way to The Everglades. We first stopped at the research centre. Listening to three different, informative, talks about different kinds ofContinue reading “Florida – Day Five 🇺🇸”

Florida – Day Four 🇺🇸

Beginning the day at 7:45am, we embarked on a 45 minute drive to Corkscrew Swamp, listening to our new favourite American radio station (Bob.fm) along the way, excited to find a range of animal species and to gain a further insight into the work carried out throughout the popular attraction. Arriving at the swamp, weContinue reading “Florida – Day Four 🇺🇸”

Florida – Day Three 🇺🇸

Today, we ventured out at 8:45am, filling our backpacks with cameras, swimwear, binoculars and (of course) plenty of water, amongst other zoologist necessities. Essential in the dazzling 40°c heat! The day was spent at Lovers Key, a barrier island consisting of three islands (Lovers Key, Inner Island and Black Island) – approximately a ten minute,Continue reading “Florida – Day Three 🇺🇸”

Florida – Day Two 🇺🇸

BAREFOOT BEACH RESERVE Following a well needed sleep after a lengthy (though enjoyable) travelling period, we were ready to embrace our first full day in Florida, whilst fending off jet lag! Meeting at 8am, lathered in sun cream and covered in protective gear, filling two buses we eagerly headed off to The Barefoot Beach Reserve.Continue reading “Florida – Day Two 🇺🇸”

Day one – Arriving in Florida 🇺🇸

Arriving at the meeting point following an agonising wait for the day to arrive, it was finally time to head to Florida, ready to engage in an incredible field course, offering new experiences and unforgettable memories. With it also being my first time in The US! 6am sharp, we were packed up and rearing toContinue reading “Day one – Arriving in Florida 🇺🇸”

University – life lessons, goats and second year!

A year ago, I set off on a new and exhilarating adventure. University life. My first year as a University Student… Exciting! I’m now just a week away from beginning my second university year. Following my studies in Zoology with Animal Behaviour as I aim to become a voice for those in need of one.Continue reading “University – life lessons, goats and second year!”

Anorexia and University – Studying and recovering

I want to talk about battling Anorexia whilst at University. Initially, it was something I wanted to keep hidden from those around me. But then I figured it was pointless (and ridiculous) attempting to shy away from a huge aspect of my life. I’m no longer ashamed or embarrassed of the things I am goingContinue reading “Anorexia and University – Studying and recovering”

Farm fun with my farmyard friends

A little insight into a day of Volunteering at Little Owl Farm. Though, no two days are ever the same which makes it all the more enjoyable! Today, the sun was shining and my day was filled with Goat cuddles and wheelbarrow pushing as I enjoyed another day at the farm – my happy place.Continue reading “Farm fun with my farmyard friends”