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Spiderwoman…. in training!

Spiderwoman…. in training!

Hi everybody! I’m Anna the TCV Natural Talent Entomology Trainee based with the Centre for Environmental Data and Recording (CEDaR) in Northern Ireland. I’m very excited to be starting my journey of Entomology and I’m looking forward to keeping you … Continue reading

Spotting Tiny Differences

Spotting Tiny Differences

 I am a Natural Talent Trainee, and my area of study for the year is in Marine Diatom Taxonomy. “Taxonomy” being a word for a giant game of “spot the difference”, and “Diatom” a word that indicates that this game … Continue reading

If you go down to the woods today…..

If you go down to the woods today.....

Hello everyone! I’m Ceri, the TCV Natural Talent Saproxylic Insects Trainee based at Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Saproxylic insects depend on dead or dying wood for at least part of their lifecycle. For quite a few saproxylic insects, … Continue reading

Wales, Coal and Wildlife

Wales, Coal and Wildlife

When I first seen the advertisement for a ‘TCV Natural Talent Trainee – Colliery Spoil Habitats’, I honestly couldn’t believe my eyes. I have long but dreamt of an opportunity to work on my favourite British habitat and share my … Continue reading

Alien invaders!!!

Alien invaders!!!

Hi Guys, I’m Susan and I am the Marine Invasive Non-Native Species Natural Talent trainee. I will be based at Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh and I will spend my summer months in the far north of Scotland. So far … Continue reading