Part one of Greece 2011 almost over…

Today was the final day of the Gerald Durrell week and I have had a fantastic time teaching others about the amphibians and reptiles that inhabit Corfu. We have explored some fantastic locations over the last week and in the company of other experts it has been a fantastic tribute to Gerald Durrell and his childhood in Corfu. I would like to give a big thank you to Alex and David Ashcroft who invited me to come along and participate. I have also greatly benefitted from working with some renowned experts in Natural History such as David Bellamy and Dr David Shimwell to whom I am also very grateful for tolerating my ‘madness’ when it comes to jumping at snakes. Tomorrow evening I fly back to Manchester and then after a few days back in the UK I will be making my way to Milos via Athens with Swiss friend Thomas Reich. I shall try and remember to take my card reader so that I can share some photos whilst I am there! For now I have stolen a photo from Carl of the Leopard snake (Zamenis situlus) that we found last week. A field report will have to wait until June, but I will upload my many pictures via Picasa web albums over the next few days.

Leopard snake (Zamenis situlus) (C) Carl Corbidge

One response to “Part one of Greece 2011 almost over…”

  1. Hey matt just wanted to say thanks so much for showing us the amazing reptiles on corfu. You have taught us alot in just a week. The amount of reptiles and amphibians we did find was outstanding. Watching you jump on the snakes was funny and really enjoyed the walks and meeting everyone.
    Thanks again
    Chelsea Hubble
    (student at cornwall college)

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