|Lynne checking on the progress on her new honey bee (Apis mellifera) colony|
Hi, I’m Ryan and at 22 years old I’m the baby of the team. Having graduated from Bath Spa University with an undergraduate degree in Environmental Science only 9 months ago you might think it’s safe to assume I’m a little green, but those 9 months have been somewhat of a baptism of fire! Since leaving university I have been involved with the Avon Wildlife Trust as a volunteer with the Grassland Restoration Team and an assistant ecologist with AWT Ecological Consultancy. I’ve been a volunteer data enquirer and field surveyor with Bristol Regional Environmental Records Centre, and also a research assistant at Bath Spa University. My main interest lies in botany, but I also bring my local knowledge to the team, being a born and raised Bristolian. I look forward to putting my botany skills to use on the project and learning about the various pollinators we will be coming across............if the weather ever improves!
Bonjour, I’m Laura. I like cakes, coffee and insects, and that is why I am very happy and excited to be part of the Bristol Urban Pollinators Project Team this spring. I have just completed a Masters degree in Integrated Pest Management at Imperial College London last year and I have a general interest in agricultural entomology and community ecology. More recently I have become very interested in entomophagy, the eating of insects, as it blends two of my favourite topics: cooking and insects (http://bugsforlife.com/). I am looking forward to getting out with a net in my hand and discovering buzzing Bristol and its pollinators, as well as learning more about wildflower ID with Ryan.
|Laura getting to grips with collecting insects|