Kate Cranny on flies, dung beetles and Dr George Bornemissza
August 28, 2017
Kate Cranney is a science communicator and artist. Since finishing her Masters of Science (Botany) last year, Kate has been working with The Nature Conservancy, helping establish a new women’s ranger group in the Solomon Islands. Kate is passionate about the benefits of Indigenous ranger programs, the joys of fieldwork in remote places, the drawing of insects and the sculpting of clay fish.
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