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Matthew Oates

Matthew Oates

Who are you?

I’m Matthew and I’m the National Trust’s specialist on invertebrates.

You’re leading the ‘bug walk’ at the moment. How’s it going?

We’re doing really well. We’ve only walked a hundred metres, but we’ve already found examples of pretty much everything in the insect world, including a fascinating nomad bee. Most of the things we find are new to the visitors here, and some are even new to me.

What do you like most about being here at the BioBlitz?

Helping people to learn how many species there are out there. We usually just walk straight past things like this, but today we’re stopping to have a look. We’re all having a fantastic time.

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