Matt Wilson, herpetologist teaches us how to identify the various snakes found on Corfu and how important their role to Corfu’s environment
In 2013 The Durrell School of Corfu had the honour of being joined by the godson of Theodore Stephanidis.Named after his godfather, Theo and his sister are pictured above on a typical afternoon nature walk with their mother and Gerald’s childhood mentor and life long friend Stephanidis.
Theodore Stephanidis presented a gift of his field microscope to his young Godson, as a memento to inspire a lifelong interest in nature. On the last day of the week, Theo decided to award on this precious memento to one of the young participants on the week, who is just starting his journey of discovery.
Lee Durrell talks about one of Gerald’s favourite haunts and why this island is still of such significance today.
Dr David Shimwell captivates everyone with his enthusiasm and knowledge of the plants on this spectacular walk around the headland.
A project to save the endangered Miniature Skyros Horses reflects the spirit of Gerald’s quest to save animals at risk of extinction and a popular place to visit.
Education overcomes natural fear of this inquisitive four line snake
David Bellamy as always finds time to share his enthusiasm for the range of flora and fauna found in the undergrowth and woodland of Corfu.
Outside the Venetian Villa used in both BBC adaptations of My Family and Other Animals
Lunch at a local taverna provides the opportunity to award the Golden Duck for an outstanding photograph
Picnic time gives everything the chance to share food and exitement
There is even time to enjoy the warm waters of Corfu
Local beekeeper shares his knowledge and honey
Visiting one of Gerald Durrell’s favourite’s, the beach of the white lilies to study the affect tourism on these rare flowers
Corfu has so many perfect locations for the amateur naturalist
Meeting new people with common interests
Thank you I am trying to work out how to update the 2014 programme
Have now uploaded the report on this May’s week – follow the link to Annual Report 2014
Thank you the week is a lot better – we still have a few places left for the 2015 week, which is now set 8-15 May.
thank you for the pictures! unfortunately i can’t click and snip the one with David holding his talk:
subtitled: ‘Dr David Shimwell captivates everyone with his enthusiasm and knowledge of the plants on this spectacular walk around the headland.’ Would it be possible to activate this function for this image as well?
Hi Chris, I hope you are well, just noticed your comment, I am afraid I do not know how to do this. However as we are no longer part of the The Durrell School of Corfu but now come under The Durrell Wildlife Conservation Centre, so hopefully we will be able to pull on their IT experts. Alex