Life after the Orchid Project
Hello everyone its Heather. Its been a long time since I’ve left Writhlington School and blogged last. This is a little update of what I’ve been up to after leaving the Orchid Project.
After I finished A levels I took a gap year where I spent 5 months in Rwanda, which was all documented on this blog which is where I left you last. Since then I have started at the University of Chester studying Conservation Biology I am finding everything very fascinating and enjoying expanding my knowledge beyond orchids. Even though I have moved away to university my passion for traveling hasnt gone. This summer I spent 6 weeks in Malawi of which 4 weeks were spent volunteering on a Carnivore research project in Kasungu National Park working mostly with leopards and hyenas. I was able to get involved in current research about human-wildlife conflict and learn key tracking and identification skills as unlike orchids, carnivores don’t stay in the same place. After my time in Kasungu National park, I spent 2 weeks traveling Malawi and visited Lake Malawi and kayaked to see the amazing cichlids.
I am about to start my second year at Chester and cannot wait for what traveling opportunities it brings.
Lovely photos from Malawi Heather. Good to hear that Conservation Biology at Chester is going so well. Have a good term.