Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

Join us at the Bristol Botanic Gardens’ bee and pollination festival

On Saturday 6th September and Sunday 7th September we will be joining our partners (and friends) at the Bristol University Botanic Gardens for their festival day It is always a great weekend. Writhlington pupils will be setting up a display of plants that demonstrate the diversity of orchid pollination biology, selling plants and giving […]


Bird of the day

As you know we have encountered some stunning birds in Nyungwe. Today’s most exciting was a black and white casqued hornbill (Bycanistes subcylindricus). It is clearly pleased to have found a nice ripe forest fruit. We also spotted Blue Monkey and two groups of Mountain Monkey including this one.


What happened next competition

Now that we have all completed the strength trail (10km of steep up and down in wonderful ancient forest) I must thank my brilliant adult team. Sophie and Amy have been fantastic. This photo shows them with our guide Everest. Apparently unaware of the suspicious strangler fig above their heads. Prizes for the best suggestion […]