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What Field guiding is all about

What Field guiding is all about

Field guiding is far more about people than animals. You may spend ten hours a day looking at four-legged animals, but you will spend between fifteen to eighteen hours daily with the two-legged ones. There are a few professions where you spend so much time with the...

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From students to Field guides

From students to Field guides

We’re almost halfway through our 6 months at Bushwise now before some of us go on placement. When I look back to our first semester here, I can see how all of us have grown. Our breadth of knowledge is almost incomparable now thanks to our incredible trainers working...

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Update with a student on a work placement

Update with a student on a work placement

What kind of placement were you hoping for? I’ve always been interested in research and I love to be involved in all aspects of it. I came to Bushwise hoping to do my placement at a research venue, specifically GVI. I was an intern at GVI three years ago and when I...

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Trails by tyres

Trails by tyres

“Being a field guide without knowing how to drive your vehicle, is like walking a trail as first rifle and not even knowing how to use that rifle” – Mark Frazer Vehicle recovery One of the most vital skills a field guide can have is understanding their vehicle. Not...

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Guns, tracks and family

Guns, tracks and family

So, this week has been one of the busiest weeks for some of us, with the group splitting up. One half of the group was doing the Track and Sign course with the one and only Colin Patrick, and the other half of the group learning the fundamentals of rifle handling and...

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Advantages of field guiding for a researcher

Researchers and guides are very often completely different creatures! The guide is an entertainer, a socialite, a person often living the holiday dream. If guides did guiding just “as a job”, their motivation would not make it worthwhile. Working 17 hours a day,...

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Insects and other bugs

Insects and other bugs

We have just started to do our very own full drives, which is kind of stressful, yet exciting at the same time! This will give us better insight to what it would feel like to be a working field guide. The responsibilities and preparation that goes into it is a lot...

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