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More than half of this semester has now passed, and this is my first post as an editor of Samojeden. Ooops. That didn’t go quite as planned – I’m sorry about that! But better late than never I suppose…?
So, why have I procrastinated beginning to write posts so extremely? Well I’m actually out on a bit of an adventure this semester! I have a gap semester and chose to spend it outside of Lund. My original plan was to be a correspondent for Samojeden and Wermlands at the same time – such a nice idea! But the problem I’ve realized is that I have been kind of busy going on that adventure I had set out for….. However, my intention is now to try and tell you all a bit more about it. But first a short recap of my semester!
So, on December 31st I ended my year as PQs at Wermlands nation and felt I had given a part of my heart and soul to the nation – and I was then in need of a slight rehabilitation. Haha okay it is only partly true – it was actually an amazing year and I now wanted to take the chance to travel before starting my master in animal ecology.
So I started out the year visiting Prague, traveling around Jordan and taking the train all the way through Sweden to Narvik and Lofoten in northern Norway. All breathtakingly beautiful places!! I would love to tell you all about it another day!
In mid January I then became a traitor to my friends in Lund and started a course in Uppsala (yes, you heard me!). This course, called “Biodiversity and Ecology in Yunnan”, had the perk of having a three-week fieldtrip to Yunnan in southern China included. This course is given every two years, I do recommend!! More about this trip will come.
After coming back from China and Uppsala (also a very nice city that you should visit!) I went to Greece, and I am now located on the small island of Antikythira, located northwest of Crete. It has merely 20 inhabitants in winter – and here I will be hanging around until 19th of May, doing applied work as a university course. My tasks mainly include helping out with bird ringing and carrying out a research project on shrikes, a bird the size of a lark. With the help of telemetry, I’m tracking woodchat shrikes, classic biology style! I will tell you all about my adventure here.
I hope I have now caught your interest for my future posts, like you would catch a scops owl for bird ringing (which looks like this):
Let’s keep in touch from now on!