A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to get a glimpse at the insect collections, behind the scenes at the Natural History Museum, London.
The media loves big, exciting, daring adventures and expeditions.
The best weekend of the year has come around again and adventurous folks from all around the country will be descending on the Royal Geographical Society.
The INTERACT network runs an arctic research blog. Here's the latest updates from field stations right around the Northern Hemisphere...
As wikipedia quite right states, Lapland is home to Father Christmas and of course Rudolph. Amongst less import claims to fame, Lapland also has..
"The urge to explore a wilderness is inseparable from the desire to help save it." - Michael Fay
A new year and a new expedition.
A spotlight burst into life, momentarily panning across the far bank, before returning us to darkness. Adolfo slipped the blade of his hand carved hardwood paddle into molasses coloured water, adjusting the course of our dugout canoe with precision developed over a lifetime plying these waters.
I can't think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything.
and if you put them together, this is what it boils down to.
They say that a camel can smell water. I'm not sure if that's true, but they do have a knack of turning up at camp..
On one particularly tiring and long day, the very instant my head hit the pillow (insert: a sandy pair of rather grim trousers) the valley boomed with the rasping bellow of an Arabian Leopard.