Watching the ungainly fuzzes of bumblebees barrel haphazardly between heads of field scabious while I sit on a grassy knoll, the soft sun is warming my back and my dog lays by my side, I am rarely more contented. I am a naturalist and photographer from north east Wales with a great love for invertebrates, especially bees. I currently study Zoology with the University of Exeter in Cornwall and spend the majority of my time talking aimlessly about insects.
The french entomologist Jean-Henri Fabre is my favourite person, he spent his time learning just by watching insects which is such a great way to spend your time.
I have been lucky enough to do some really exciting things in the last couple of years. In 2016 I spent my summer huntig for large scabious bee (Andrena hattorfiana) around Cornwall for Buglife (and somehow getting paid for it!!), in 2017 I spent over two months in a tiny Alpine border control hut high in the mountains researcing how hoverflies migrate, and I have just got back from a month in Borneo where I found so much amazing life.