Reflections from a UK intern

Jennifer Parker
29 July 2016

It’s summer here in the UK. But you wouldn’t know it. As I sit here, blanket over my lap, hot mug of tea in my hand, the rain lashing against the window, my mind wanders back to a time when...

A Birder’s take on Nature’s Valley

Ben Lucking
29 July 2016

As a birder and photographer, there are few places quite as perfect as Nature’s Valley. Not only is the scenery stunning, the birdlife is diverse and unique. While it is currently winter- a low...

9000 Miles From Home

Ben Lucking
20 July 2016

21 hours of flying is fairly exhausting. My journey began in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on the afternoon of the 19th of June. Two days, a few hemispheres, four continents, and five countries later, I...

My NVT Experience

My NVT Experience

Megan McCarthy
15 July 2016

The past three and a half weeks spent in Nature’s Valley with NVT have been an experience I will never forget. Sitting at home and writing this has just made me want to go back, and one day I...

NVT Fresh Legs

NVT Fresh Legs

Kirwan Strydom
8 July 2016


An opportunity to work for Natures Valley Trust was one that I had to grab with both hands. Hailing from a famous little town in the little Karoo, Oudtshoorn, the new area and team provided...

Nature's Valley Vibes

Nature's Valley Vibes

Madeleine Pienaar
7 July 2016

My name is Madeleine Pienaar and I’m currently studying Conservation Ecology at Stellenbosch University. My friend, Megan, and I decided to intern with the Nature’s Valley Trust during our...

An interns farewell

Chloe Brookes
14 June 2016

My six-month South African adventure has come to an end. I travelled to Plettenberg Bay to learn how to survey and monitor shorebirds but I never expected to also experience such a variety of...

World Oceans Day!

Mark Brown
8 June 2016

The theme for World Oceans Day today is "healthy oceans, healthy planet", and it encapsulates the ethos we have about our work at the Nature’s Valley Trust. So much of what we do involves...

Boats, Birds and Bellyaches

Matthew Logan
11 April 2016

At 5 we woke, down on the beach for 6, ready for action. The boat we were to spend our day on, researching wildlife abundance and ocean conditions, was ready waiting for us on the sand. Framed...

Fish netting like a novice

Jennifer Parker
30 March 2016

There I was, up to my elbows in a bucket of live fish, desperately trying to catch one and measure it in the name of conservation. This was one of many life-time firsts for me as I helped the NVT...

A Cape Cod Goodbye

Brittany Arendse
15 March 2016

Sitting at home on the cold and wintery peninsula of Cape Cod Massachusetts, I wish I could be back on the warm sunny beach of Nature’s Valley, taking a swim in the lagoon. My time with...