With Laura off to undertake a Phd at Uppsala University (good luck!) we needed someone to replace her. Enter Helen.....
Hi, I'm Helen and I've emigrated from sunny Torquay to
become the latest member of the Bristol field team. I graduated from Plymouth University with a
degree in Wildlife Conservation and have since completed a Masters in Applied
Ecology at Exeter. My interest (obsession!) in pollinators began during my
undergraduate project where I studied bumblebee foraging behaviour in farmland. Now I continually improve my ID skills by
conducting regular surveys for both the Bumblebee Conservation Trust (BBCT) and Butterfly Conservation.
Although I am particularly interested in pollinators, I'm also a keen
botanist and birder. I'm really excited
to be part of the Urban Pollinators Project and am looking forward to getting
out in the field and putting my skills to the test.