Because I’m a palaeontologist, I think I have favourite times rather than favourite places. At the moment and for the last few years, I’ve been studying fossil plants from the late Triassic and early Jurassic periods (this is around 210-190 million years ago). My fossils have come from East Greenland and Romania and I’m starting to look at some early Jurassic plants from Yorkshire now too. This is an interesting time because the end of the Triassic is marked by one of the biggest mass extinctions in Earth history and is a big period of climate change. The early Jurassic sees the recovery of the floras after this big upheaval. So right now, my favourite places for research are East Greenland and Yorkshire! But my favourite time is 190 million years ago!
So many places! Could be anywhere as long as I have my notebook, camera, equipment.
Twisting my arm, I love the swamps of the southeast USA, especially Florida and Louisiana – I’ve spent plenty of time there in the past. Then again, Uganda is very pleasant, lots and lots of monkey walking past as I write up the day’s results at the field station. But Cameroon is very interesting too, but no monkeys as they’ve all been hunter 🙁
I could easily settle for the Freshwater Biology Association’s base at Lake Windermere though 🙂