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Algarve 2016 – Day Three

The first exercise of the day was a behavioural study of Fiddler Crabs, Uca tangeri. This involved getting up to be at the seashore for shortly after 9 AM. You would think that a clear blue sky, sunny day in … Continue reading

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Algarve 2016 – Day One

Today was the first day of our field trip to the Algarve, Portual. We went to the Salgados sand dunes, which began with the traditional “sermon on the mount”. The day got very stressful, with a long walk to the … Continue reading

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Algarve Field Trip- Day2- Monchique Trip

by David Murphy We set off at 9, bright eyed and bushy tailed. We made our way towards the Monchique mountain. We took many stops as we travelled up the mountain whilst receiving talks on the culture and development of … Continue reading

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Algarve Field Trip – Day 1 – Rocky Shore Diversity and Saltmarsh

By Mary Kate Bolger After spending 20 minutes convincing ourselves that we were, in fact, in Portugal and not in Ireland on a rainy day we set off for our first day of field work. We arrived at the rocky … Continue reading

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Algarve day 7- Project work By: Katie O’Donovan

So after six long days of work I’m about to set off on my final day in the Algarve, a total scorcher much to my delight. Today is the second day of our project work. The previous day was spent … Continue reading

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Algarve day 7: Project day 2 (by Michael Allshire)

Monday morning brought another sleep in and a second day of work in our project groups. I had chosen to join Dr. John Quinn with the bird study group. We had spent Sunday camped out at the edge of the … Continue reading

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Algarve day 6: Project day 1 (by Aaron Bowen)

Sunday saw us being split into different groups for projects, each led by a staff member who is an expert in their chosen field. Dr. John Quinn took his budding ornithologists for another bird practical.  Dr. Fidelma Butler ran a … Continue reading

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ALGARVE DAY 4: Monchique (by Ciara Beausang)

Saturday brought with it a change of scenery and an entirely new perspective on landscapes in the Algarve for 45 third year BEES students. We travelled from the sea at Alvor,  ascending the hills and mountains of Monchique, to Mt Foia at … Continue reading

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ALGARVE DAY 3: BIRD PRACTICAL AND FIDDLER CRAB (by Gavin Arneill)

  Today, the 4th of April, we returned to Salgados for the morning and thankfully had the first day of constant sun and high temperatures. There were two tasks for the morning so the group was split into two. The … Continue reading

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ALGARVE DAY 2: HABITAT MAPPING (by Enya O’Reilly)

I can’t remember the last time I checked the forecast so often willing the weather to change and luckily it did not disappoint. Within 2 hours of landing in the Salgados, the sun burst through the cloud leaving us with … Continue reading

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