So here is a post based on what the blog is named after, a camera trap in Cornwall. I had a lot of chicken pieces left over from dinner and...
Tuesday, 21 June 2016
Off to Ascension
Well, I haven't posted for a while but that's because I have a new job over on Ascension Island. Ascension is a British territory dead centre of the Atlantic, almost equal distance between Africa and South America, and it sits just below the equator. Constant warmth, green turtles nesting on the town beaches, clear, unpolluted waters, whale shark, land crabs and numerous seabirds. And I will be looking after them all as a conservation fieldworker and assistant warden. No idea how good internet is there but as it is not quite as isolated, despite being in the middle of nowhere, but I hope to update here often.
John) Matthew Stritch is a Zoologist traveling to some of the more remote locations on the planet. Having spent nine months studying wild bonobos Matt then went on to be a safari guide in South Africa. He has also worked in Mauritius as warden of world renowned Round Island and more recently he has been habituating lowland gorilla in Gabon. Matt has an interest in animal behaviour, film making, photography and writing. His first book: "A Zoologists Stumbling's in Africa: How to Habituate a Bonobo" is about his time in the jungles of the Democratic Republic of Congo.