Month: Sep 2018

DICATs and Russia hive site

We had a great online meeting this week and it looks like we will have a Russia hive site for 2 of the 24 hours. Unfortunately we coincide with Mens Day on 23rd Feb 2019 which is something to bear in mind for future…

Olkhon island video – what we were up to

Old cassettes

Not a comprehensive because I gave a whole load away and forgot to list those them but the remainder – in no order: James – Gold mother Inspiral Carpets – Revenge of the goldfish Muddy waters – She’s alright one more mile Ofra Haza…

Russian update

Taking a month off formal learning to catch up on other things. Everyone thinks Siberia looks beautiful but they all say they don’t know what they expected but it wasn’t that i.e. they expect snow, ice, forest and bears. Have been talking with a…

Baikal nature

As an island with very small part of Siberian forest – some similarities, some not

Eco-volunteering with Great Baikal Trail part 2

Back to the forest A former GBT volunteer Anke who was on the Pillars of Davsha project this summer has come to Olkhon for a few days. She camped in the forest for a couple of days and another Russian biology student camped for…

Eco volunteering with Great Baikal trail part 1

I can’t remember which site I first foumd out about the project – did a search on eco-volunteering and Russia. Due to work I couldn’t make a summer project and nearly joined a moose project but then saw this amazing Olkhon Island one so…