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Welcome to Do Bears Sleep All Winter

In the summer of 2018, I left the FIFA World Cup behind and set off for the shores of 10,000 lakes in Minnesota, USA. I was interning at the North American Bear Center. The aim was simple: see some bears, educate about bears and write as much as I could about bears. What followed were four months of brilliant wildlife and mildly amusing experiences.

When I came back, the wildlife and the experiences were gone. I graduated and started my first job and moved (somewhat predictably) to the lake mottled region of northwest England. The bears and Minnesota’s miles of shoreline were a distant memory but the need to write remained.

There is a real need for accessible and accurate writing about the world’s ecology. If the key to tolerance of wildlife is education, then accessibility is the key to education. I do not claim to any of the above in my writing but rather strive towards it.

Whether or not anyone is reading is another question entirely.

Latest Posts

Why on earth does a red sky at night mean shepherd’s delight?

Thankfully, my Year 9 Biologists have now left the tedium of photosynthesis behind; we have moved onto the joys of ecology. Their task this week was to make a nature documentary in their gardens, using all the key terms we have learnt so far. We’re talking population, species, community – a starter pack in ecologyContinue reading “Why on earth does a red sky at night mean shepherd’s delight?”

Which hurdle shall we fall at first? The challenges facing conservation

There have been very few news articles recently that have put a genuine smile on my face. Truthfully, ‘genuine smile’ is somewhat of an understatement. Unbridled joy would probably go further to describe my facial expression when I read that the first Eurasian brown bear in 150 years had been spotted in northwest Spain. TheContinue reading “Which hurdle shall we fall at first? The challenges facing conservation”

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