As I mentioned in my profile, I'm studying a Field Guide course online and just wanted to ask if anyone has any tips or suggestions about how I can get somewhere in this field.
How much experience is necessary? And how do you get it, as I'm sure it's quite a competitive industry to get into. I'm in London at the moment (which is not the best place to be for an aspiring field guide, I know! ), but I volunteer at London Zoo which gives me a chance to interact with people, which I thought might help in terms of learning how to talk to people and get information about animals and plants across to them. Does that make sense?
I suppose I had a fair amount of experience with wildlife when I was growing up as we were always camping and exploring, and I spent some time with my dad out in the bush while he was building a camp, but I'm not sure how much any of that would help me.
Anyway, what would be really great is if anyone can give me any info, anything at all, or links to helpful websites and things like that so that I can find out as much as possible.
This really has been a dream of mine, probably since I was old enough to notice the world around me! I'm determined to do it and would really appreciate any little bit of information anyone can give me.
Thanks to everyone involved for such a great website, it really inspires me.