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Esmee Fairbairn acknowledgement

A month to remember

The past month may have come and gone in the blink of an eye, but it has definitely been one to remember. The highlight of the month was visiting Oxford University Natural History Museum (OUNHM), who kindly hosted me for … Continue reading

Manic March!

Manic March!

They say time flies when you are having fun and I most certainly agree! As we head towards Spring I can hardly believe what I have achieved and the opportunities I have already come across in my traineeship. I have … Continue reading

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