Charlotte is a local naturalist who has recently returned to the North East after spending time in Cornwall for her undergraduate studies. Following her passion for nature, she pursued an undergraduate degree in Conservation Biology and Ecology at the Cornwall campus of the University of Exeter.
During this time, she volunteered for community projects that focused on promoting wildlife-friendly practices in urban areas. These projects had a particular focus on urban pollinators and involved both practical conservation work and engagement with local communities. During her final year at university, she conducted a research project focused on bumblebee foraging behaviour in agriculture, using courgette fields as a model crop. This largely involved chasing after bees in muddy courgette fields, but yielded important results to inform habitat management for supporting pollinators in agriculture!