About Me

My name is Megan Shersby and I am a naturalist, blogger and bookworm.

As a young conservationist and naturalist, I am a member of a fantastic group called A Focus On Nature, and I am a committee member as their Online and Social Media Manager.

I admit to being an improving amateur in many areas of wildlife ID and knowledge, there is just so much out there! However, I am a strong advocate that you can never stop learning, and you should never stop learning.

You can also find me on Twitter, but consider yourself warned in advance that I tweet a lot about wildlife, as well as Game Of Thrones, Bake Off and my cat.

Latest Blog Posts

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Kruger Part Two - Youngsters and Power

Hopefully you’ve read Part One and know where I’d got to in describing our sightings in Kruger so far. If not: we were spending our day off in Kruger National Park, sightings so far include: giraffes, kudu, zebras, wildebeest, hippos, crocodiles,…
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Kruger Part One - Off on another adventure

At the dwarf mongoose project, we work 6 days every week and the day off is always something to look forward to. Now that’s not to say I dislike the work, in fact it’s the complete opposite. I love working with the mongoose, how could I…
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Competition, presents and a busman's holiday

With work taking up 9 hours/day for 6 days/week, and early nights from all the fresh air induced tiredness, we tend not to have too much free time outside of fieldwork. And that’s not adding in the mundane stuff – cooking dinner, data entry,…
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SA Animal Profile – The Dwarf Mongoose (an introduction)

If you’ve been reading my blog posts, you will hopefully have noticed that the common thread, or my current raison d’être, is a particularly lovely species, the Dwarf Mongoose (Helogale parvula). Similar looking to a mustelid, such as the…
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These aren't the mongoose you're looking for

Also known as, the frustrating third week. It started off hopefully, looking for a dwarf mongoose group I’d not yet met. However, after two days of walking through the bush without finding them, my mood was not so cheerful. That isn’t to…
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Scientifically Macabre - examining skulls and bones

From 1st July 2013The start of a new week and I was hiking through the bush, fruitlessly trying to find the dwarf mongoose. To keep my mind occupied, I begun a rough outline for a blog post. It was going to be “The Sorabi Skull”, about the…

Close Encounters, of the Jumping Spider kind

From 31st June 2013Have you just read that title and shuddered? Me too. And I was the one that experienced it! Quickly, a preliminary foreword about my viewpoint and ability to deal with insects. Normally I am pretty good and can cope with most…
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Moth Solo – A new adventure, the battery strikes back and return of the ermine.

I was first introduced to moth trapping in 2012 during my placement year with the Field Studies Council at Margam Discovery Centre (South Wales) when one of the tutors fixed the moth trap there and set it out. The species that sticks most in…
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The first day

From 24th July I’ve had my first full day here in South Africa, and crikey, already there is so much to tell. I shall attempt to keep it brief and focussed on the main events, though I may occasionally go off on a tangent. The first evening…
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