Steve's Herpetological Blog

An insight into the life of Steve, his research and the many books he reads

Snakes

#SciFri: A look back on World Snake Day

For those of you that don’t happen to have a passion for herpetology or to be working with snakes, you may not have realised it but yesterday was World Snake Day. Now some readers may ask, “What’s the point of…

#SciFri: Snakes and coronavirus

I remember the day well, it was late January and I’d just got into the office and fired up my desktop. I do what I always do once I arrive, grab a cuppa and then check my email inbox and…

#SciFri: How good is pattern matching software?

We are currently living through some pretty tough times, not since the Second World War has there been the same level of restrictions on movement of people as there are at the moment. As someone that studies disease (in animals),…

#SciFri: November project update

Hey everyone, I hope you’re well. Apologies for the delay in getting this update out but it has been a busy one! So what have I been up to do I hear you ask? Well one of the tasks I’ve…

#SciFri: A quick fieldwork update

As many of you will be aware, I am almost 2 months into my PhD fieldwork. So far it’s had it’s ups and downs which have been mainly in part due to the weather and the somewhat unpredictable nature of…

#SciFri: Skype a Scientist

A couple of weeks ago I Skyped a classroom in Qatar to present a quick presentation to a classroom of kindergarten children on my research as well as the importance of amphibians and reptiles. If you’d like to learn more…

#SciFri: Playing Snap with Snakes

Those of you that have been following me on social media will know that as part of my PhD, I’ve been busy working through some legacy data and creating a capture history for grass snakes (Natrix helvetica) at my study…