Adventures in the Jungle and Beyond - Sarah Beynon.
West Wales Biodiversity Centre Newsletter:
Bulletin 4. By Dr Rob Davies
Beynon entertained a group of us here at Landsker Business Centre just before
Christmas with a wonderful slide show of her adventures in South- and
Central America as well as the Galapagos Islands.
It was a great evening with beautiful photographs of bizarre and fascinating
animals from the tropics and from Darwin's
Jewel Scarab Beetle, Chrysina spectabilis. Honduras. Sarah Beynon, 2007 ©
mulled wine and mince pies we learnt how to trap a Dung Beetle and how the
communities are faring in the Amazon - its wonderful natural riches and its
alarming rate of destruction. Sarah had an amazing trip there and worked
with other biologists from Operation Wallacea. It is a great concept
that different specialists can come together and combine their knowledge in
such a way.
her way, Sarah came across critically endangered primates, deadly snakes and a
beetle new to South America! The rainforest
is an incredibly tough environment to work in so it was great to see that Sarah
and her partner Andy still got some surfing in, slightly different from
Whitesands. Long discussions followed what was a great talk.