For my first encounter with south african wildlife, I chose the “small” reserve called “Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve“. Well, “small” is relative, of course, it has a size of 900 ha. Located in Howick, it only 20 min away from Pietermaritzburg, my new home – and it’s ok because I’m not use to drive on … More Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve
As some of you might know, I live in a beautiful region called the “Blue Ardennes“, a land of springs. In other words, a land of water. The Blue Ardennes, it’s namely the High Fens Plateau and its Natural Reserve, full of mysteries and full of life. But, not only ! The valleys are numerous … More Back to the source
Today, 3 years ago, I was on a ferry boat on my way to Scotland where I was going to live for about 6 months on the beautiful Outer Hebrides, on the Isle of Lewis to be precise. There I was an intern with a Fisheries Trust ! The Fisheries Trust form a network that cover all Scotland. … More Escape in Scottish waters
No need to travel to the end of the world to enjoy the beauty of Nature : the adventure starts right at the end of your own garden ! For me, the adventure this weekend, was the Eijsder Beemden Nature Reserve. This reserve is located along the Meuse, just along the frontier between Belgium and the Netherlands. … More The adventure starts at the end of the garden : Eijsder Beemden Reserve
For the first interview of this blog, I’d like to introduce to you Marie L., who is a PhD Student with the Environmental Sciences and Management Department of the University of Liège in Belgium. Marie, could you briefly describe your research project? “Overall, I am interested in the interactions between livestock and the environment (natural vegetation) in an arid environment. Specifically, I … More Interview – Marie : remote sensing in environmental research
The migration of fish is a subject I particularly enjoy. This is why I chose it for my first post ! Besides, World Fish Migration Day is upon us, 21 may 2016. Why fish do migrate ? Fish are in continual motion in order to fulfil their vital need : feeding, protecting themselves, reproducing. These … More Migrating Fish : Laissez-passer !