Pyrénées fieldwork

Now that we are emerging from COVID19-enforced hibernation, fieldwork is continuing on Work Package 2 – Immersions – in the Pyrénées.

Things are moving slowly of course, and Jonathan has been staying safely outside and well ventilated, but the weather has been favourable as we listen in and learn along some participant led ‘transect walks’. These walks take us on a gradient of landscape change from those more human-influenced areas to the wilder end of things, the places where our non-human animals choose to spend the majority of their time. Some images below from a recent walk in April show extracts from the 360 video footage captured for documentary purposes during these walks, as we move from the valley floor up into the middle mountains, passing through an old-growth forest area on the way.

Stop 1 – Pont de Beaudéan (636m), Vallée de Campan, Hautes-Pyrénées, France. Photo by Jonathan Carruthers-Jones
Stop 2 – Route forestière de l’Aya (1307m), Vallée de Lesponne, Hautes-Pyrénées, France. Photo by Jonathan Carruthers-Jones
Stop 3 – Bois de Pouzac (1670m), Vallée de Lesponne, Hautes-Pyrénées, France. Photo by Jonathan Carruthers-Jones
Stop 4 – Cabane de Lahus (1748m), Vallée de Lesponne, Hautes-Pyrénées, France. Photo by Jonathan Carruthers-Jones

(Participants in the walks are hidden from view to maintain anonymity in respect of early research protocols.)

Walks are of course ongoing and increasing in frequency now that we are no longer in lockdown. More to follow next month…..

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