My personal highlights included the whirlwind tour of all the things we don't know from Sam Jones (for example, the Nechisar nightjar known from only a single wing!).
I really believe that the more conservation, environment, wildlife and nature bloggers out there, the more mainstream environmentalism will become. That can only be a good thing.
One interpretation of the term 'conservation', is to keep things the same as they are. This, I would argue, is precisely the last thing that we need to reach the lofty goal of a healthy and sustainable natural world.
From the swarms of crabs rolling across the beach, the militant camels that would raid our flour supplies, evening camp fires with our new Omani friends and of course the jet black night sky...
The latest accidental science communication phenomenon is #IAmAScientistBecause - prompting scientists from all around the world to share their inspiration and motivation and passion for science.
If you've read my blog for any length of time, you'll know that I'm a stubborn optimist. I don't want to spend my life sharing depressing statistics and fighting a losing battle for conservation.
I believe strongly that good, optimistic and honest story telling, is the way to peoples hearts with conservation. So here are a few worth watching if you have the time.
I recently had a big adventure. It had that much sought after mix of daring do, fresh experiences, new cultures, buckets of wildlife and was all played out on another continent.