Earlier this month I went to Morocco to attend the 5th Biology of the Vipers conference. The conference was organized by Fernando Martínez-Freiría and Soumia Fahd and featured a fantastic three-day scientific program in Chefchaouen followed by a six-day field excursion to southern Morocco to look for snakes. I learned a lot and got lots of great feedback on Life is Short but Snakes are Long, but unfortunately I didn't have time to finish writing May's article, which I aim to put up next week. On the way back, I also stopped by Jerez de la Frontera and finally met Alvaro Pemartin and Estefania Carrillo, whose dedicated translations have brought Life is Short but Snakes are Long to Spanish-speaking readers around the world!
|Montpellier snake (Malpolon monspessulanus)|
|Saharan horned viper (Cerastes cerastes)|
|Puff Adder (Bitis arietans)|
|Egyptian Cobra (Naja haje)|
|Me on the streets of Chefchaouen|
|Me looking for vipers in Toubkal National Park|
|Estefania and I in Jerez|