Hi! I’m Lorna.
I have to confess I don’t have much experience writing blogs but I hope to keep you all entertained and interested in the subjects I decide to talk about.
You could say I am ‘qualified’ to talk to you about all things ‘Nature’ & ‘Wildlife’. I have a Masters degree in Ecology & Conservation, but I am a strong believer that academia does not solely certify a person in a subject area, especially in the world of wildlife conservation. Getting out into the field and experiencing the natural world around you whether that be in the bushes of the African Savannah, the depths of the oceans or the chaos of the Amazon Rainforest, opens up a whole new way of looking at our planet. Those practical and life experiences cannot be beaten or replaced.
I have made my way to Africa alone four times now, travelling to Zimbabwe, Botswana and Zambia. I have spent time in very different places and communities, working in wildlife monitoring in the Okavango Delta, animal husbandry and lion research in Zimbabwe, and even helping with elephant research in Zambia. Though I have not covered the entirety of these countries I have definitely tried my best to explore the beauty and the beasts they have to offer. Though my main passion has been and always will be African wildlife, I want this blog to cover conservation challenges and techniques, new research and inspirational work and stories from the oceans, the tropics, the cities, the jungles and of course the savannah.
“It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living”
Sir David Attenborough