Zoomology Turns One Today

2017 Zoomology One Year

A year ago today, Tom and I wrote our first blog post on Zoomology.

It has been a very rewarding journey. We have learnt so much with each post we have written, not only about the species and places we have covered, but also about our own ‘voice’.


Here are all of our blog posts to date by location. We certainly endeavour for there to be many more in the future!


New Zealand (Emma’s home country)

Coromandel Peninsula
Meeting Archey’s Frog – The World’s Most Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered (EDGE) Amphibian Species
Hochstetter’s Frog – 1 of the 4 Native New Zealand Frog Species
A Rare and Elusive Species: The Coromandel Striped Gecko [Toropuku “Coromandel”]

The Toheroa Twist

World’s Heaviest Insect: Hunt for the Giant Wētā

A Guest Among Gannets
Booby Trapped

Tongariro National Park
New Zealand’s Smallest Endemic Bird isn’t a True Wren, it’s the Rifleman

Greenhood Orchid Survey

Takahē: The World’s Largest Living Rail

From the Garden
Captured on Film: Hihi Nesting in Tawa Tree
New Zealand’s Sacred Kingfisher
New Zealand Falcon in Bushy Park
A Native New Zealand Centipede
New Zealand’s Longest Beetle: the Giraffe Weevil (Lasiorhynchus barbicornis)
Plague Skinks (Lampropholis delicata) at Gordon Park Scenic Reserve, Whanganui, NZ

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United Kingdom

ENGLAND (Tom’s home-country)

Brownsea Island
Red Squirrels on Brownsea Island

Gotta Count ’em All – Butterfly Bonanza
The Hazel Dormouse AKA ”The Sleepy One”

North Somerset
Getting to Know UK Wildlife: The Great Crested Newt
British Orchids in Bloom
Putting a Face to a Sound: The Speckled Bush-cricket

Blue Tits and Their Chicks
The Green Woodpecker: Professor Yaffle Comes to Say, “Hello!”
Our Local Green Woodpecker Family
Ruby-tailed Wasp: Beautiful, But Deadly*


Skomer Island
A Day on Skomer Island, West Wales
The Atlantic Puffin: Fun Facts Edition!

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Goizueta, Basque Country
Sphingids of Spain: Is That a Hummingbird? No, It’s a Hawk-moth!
Sphingids of Spain: The Broad-bordered Bee Hawk-moth
Common Wall Lizards Basking in Basque Country
On the Road: Stag Beetles (Lucanus cervus)

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On the Road: Stag Beetles (Lucanus cervus)

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Peninsular Malaysia

Endau-Rompin National Park, Malaysia 
Exploring the Malaysian Jungle: Endau-Rompin National Park
The Rhinoceros Hornbill : Malaysia’s National Bird
The Baya Weaver (One Way to Please Her: Become a Master Weaver)

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Kinabatangan River, Sabah, Malaysia
Into the Jungle: One Week at a Field Research Centre in Borneo
Orangutans of Borneo: Woken by the People of the Forest
Orangutans of Borneo: An Encounter with a Flanged Male
A Last Minute Lantern Bug (Pyrops whiteheadi)
A Few Forest Frogs
The Horsfield’s Tarsier: The Only Species Found in Borneo & Sumatra
A Bornean Tarantula with Iridescent Teal ‘Toes’

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Cúc Phương National Park
Butterfly Trap

Butterfly Trap
An image from our post ‘Butterfly Trap’


Thank you

Many thanks to all of our friends and readers for coming along with us on our wildlife journey!

Much love,
Emma and Tom


13 Comments Add yours

  1. Congratulations on your first birthday! Funny how it coincides with the American Thanksgiving! I’m looking forward to your future posts and thankful to have this wonderful location index to help guide me through your archive! Very best wishes to you Emma and Tom!

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    1. Hi Liz,

      Thank you very much for your message!

      I never realised that it was the same day as the U.S. Thanksgiving. 😛 We definitely have plenty to be thankful for with all of the opportunities we have had to encounter wildlife! How lucky we are.

      It was actually a very interesting exercise organising our posts by country. I can’t believe how many places we’ve visited in a year! We hope you enjoy exploring our posts in this way, too. 😀

      Thanks again,
      Emma 🙂

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      1. Thanks very much for your reply Emma! Best wishes, Liz 🙂

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  2. Happy Anniversary! Impressive collection! Look forward to dipping in to some of your older posts as I have time.

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    1. Thank you very much, Helen! We hope you enjoy them! 🙂

      – Emma


  3. Pete Hillman says:

    Congratulations to you! Keep it going! Wonderful work! 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Pete! We are looking forward to this next year. This world is so big, and there is so much for us yet to see. …Better get back out there! 😀


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  4. Well done and congrats!

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    1. Thank you, Andy! 😀

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  5. naturebackin says:

    Congratulations. I am enjoying catching up on some of your interesting and informative posts.

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    1. Thank you, Carol! We’re happy you popped by! 😀


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  6. Birds and Bees Hideout says:

    Wow, you have been blogging a long time! Congratulations on your one year anniversary!

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    1. Zoomology says:

      Thank you very much. 💕 We don’t know where the time has flown! 🦇



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