After the early morning run around to grab my insect traps, I immediately turned around to catch a boat to Aspronissi – a small islet off the coast of Naxos. The islet has one of the densest populations of erhardii anywhere in the area, so we wanted to be sure to check it out. We … More Aspronissi

Amorgos day 2

After some ten and a half hours of sleep last night we got up ready to start another day of field research. This time we only had one island to visit but unfortunately the boat owners weren’t available until the afternoon. We were hoping to get the research done in time to rest during the … More Amorgos day 2

Amorgos day 1

Today was our first day on Amorgos, though we actually spent the whole day off the island hopping between nearby smaller islands surveying vegetation, invertebrates, lizards and sea birds as part of an ongoing project monitoring the eradication of rats from much of this area. We got a nice early start hoping to get a … More Amorgos day 1