The Forests of the United Kingdom

November 24, 2016

fieldtrip_uk_banner

800px-panorama_landscape

The Darwin Scholars Programme was held in U.K this year by Field studies council. People working in Field biology, ecology, communication, forests and nature or anything interesting. They all came together to explore
methods of knowing the forest and environment better.

 

insect_box

Along with the Shropshire wildlife society, we collected insects from around the neighbourhood.

 

750px-darwin_garden

The Darwin family planted so many trees in the garden of Shrewsbury house, a collection of flora from all over the world.

 

750px-snowdonia_2

This is the highest mountain in Wales, England. There is common believe for this to be called the
land of eagles. This is one of the wettest part of U.K. Darwin used to come and explore the
geological facts around the park.

 

750px-snowdonia_1

750px-mouse_trap

The trap is designed for smaller mammals like mouse, grains used for trapping.

 

750px-badger_n_oitter

Badger and Otters are commonly found in smaller streams and river alongside of the less vegetation.

 

750px-badger_house

Badgers live in this habitat, they are social animals.

 

750px-insects_micro

The insects as seen under the microscope.

 

750px-poop2

The faeces can tell a lot about the food habits of the animal.

 

750px-bat_detectors

The bats navigate based on the ultrasound, here are a few different kind of instruments
we used for recording the ultrasonic sound data.

 

750px-microscope001

microscope1

The hacked webcam microscope

 

750px-mixer

The mixer to get input of the contact microscope together and have a mix of sound output together.

 

750px-kit

The Field kit from The Indian Sonic Research Organisation.

 

750px-explaining_kit

Sharing the possibilities of the field kit exploration with Adrian Pickles from Field Studies Council.

 

trap

A trap for birds.

 

750px-rocks

Llanymynech rocks, which was a mining place centuries ago.

 

hollow_tree

The smaller branches of the tree emerges from the main tree over time, and forms a different tree.

 

symbiosis

750px-tree1

750px-darwinroom

This is the room where Charles Darwin finished his book “On the Origin of species by the means
of natural selection” (1859)

 

750px-book_n_beetle

The visit to the Natural history museum and its office gallery.

 

beetle_collection1750px-beetles2

Collection of beetles which are not in public display

 

750px-beetles

The specimens collected by Charles Darwin on his voyage to Beagle

 

butterfly_shelf

Specimens of insect collection stored in Natural history museum

 

demonstrating_butterfly

750px-buuterflies

750px-plant_book_india_1697

The part of the herbarium data collection gallery in the museum office.

 

750px-venus_plant

The insectivorous plants in Darwin’s garden, explained by Rendal Keynes.

 

750px-with_rendal_keynes

With Rendal Keynes, the great great grandson of Charles Darwin

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Leave a Comment