We have a number of talks coming up about our expeditions, register for a talk by clicking here!

A dip into nature

A dip into nature

By Mimi Habib

I love a little dip into nature. Knepp was like a mental spa but the treatments comprised flapjack wars and inflatable mattresses. I felt incredibly connected – to the people I met, the animals, the land, the plants… I never felt impassioned…

Read More
Photo Competition 2023 Winners!

Photo Competition 2023 Winners!

By Olivia Farman

The 8th annual Opwall Photo competition has come to end – and with over 160 entries and thousands of votes we have our winners! How the photo competition works Each person could enter two photos, but they had to have been taken…

Read More
An unforgettable moment of magic in Honduras

An unforgettable moment of magic in Honduras

By Eliza Kidd

I spent six of the most incredible weeks of my life in Honduras this summer. It is almost impossible to decide which of the many experiences to include in this blog, ranging from heartwarming to adrenaline-inducing. Instead, I will share with you…

Read More
My journey with Operation Wallacea

My journey with Operation Wallacea

By Becca Orange

Ever since I can remember I have always been fascinated with the natural world, whether it was searching for minibeasts in my garden, watching birds come to the feeders or waking up at the crack of dawn to explore the nearby woods….

Read More
What Makes an Opwall School Trip so Special?

What Makes an Opwall School Trip so Special?

By Fran Anderson

What Makes an Opwall School Trip So Special? Operation Wallacea is a conservation research organisation that runs award-winning biodiversity research expeditions, helping students and volunteers from around the world to gain valuable experience in research. We have spent nearly 30 years working…

Read More
Staff Spotlight – Verónica Pereira!

Staff Spotlight – Verónica Pereira!

By Verónica Pereira

I have been in close contact with nature since I was a kid so when the time came to decide about my career path, I was sure that I wanted to study Biology. Unsurprisingly during my first year of University I discovered…

Read More
Bird Point Counts in South Africa

Bird Point Counts in South Africa

By Storm Borum

Bird Point Count Sampling Techniques Sampling setup The bird point count starts early in the morning, just after dawn when the birds are the most active and vocal. We are driven out to our study site and set up our starting point…

Read More
Kaleidoscopes in Krka

Kaleidoscopes in Krka

By Bitsy Pout

Croatia is home to Krka National Park, which boasts 109 km2 of beautiful mediterranean landscape that supports thousands of flora and fauna, including the second highest density of lavender in Europe. This contributes to the large number of pollinators in the area,…

Read More
My Journey to Indonesia with Opwall

My Journey to Indonesia with Opwall

By Seta Matloub

Out of the 195 countries in the world, I was lucky enough to have my school suggest Indonesia as one of the destinations for our annual environmental/science trip. As soon as I heard what our day-to-day schedules would look like, I knew…

Read More
Why you don’t need to be nervous for an Opwall expedition!

Why you don’t need to be nervous for an Opwall expedition!

By Fran Anderson

Why you don’t need to be Nervous for an Expedition Joining an Opwall expedition is super exciting, but we also know that it can be a scary prospect! There are lots of things to consider, but it is also an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime…

Read More
Opwall’s onsite research aims

Opwall’s onsite research aims

By Fran Anderson

Each Site’s Research Aims Are you interested in joining one of our expeditions to help with conservation research? At Opwall we have published 640 peer-reviewed papers and identified 72 new species to science. We take research very seriously, and below is a…

Read More
What surveys will I be doing on expedition? The marine edition

What surveys will I be doing on expedition? The marine edition

By Emma Whalley

Click here to read our terrestrial edition.   Are you a budding marine biologist interested in gaining some hands-on experience? Fancy taking part in one of our Reef Ecology Courses but not sure what that actually entails? Well you’ve come to the…

Read More
Wallace House, Old Bolingbroke, Spilsby, Lincolnshire PE23 4EX, UK
| +44 (0) 1790 763194 | info@opwall.com