Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Sunday, October 28, 2012
|Game trails through the savanna|
|Contrast of the green from an area control-burned in July with the gold of an unburned area|
Thursday, October 18, 2012
It may look like old tuna fish, but this is actually homemade fire starter we made today from candle wax, sawdust and an old tuna can. It's working great getting the fire started and dinner cooked! Nice to have some successes today... and we had plenty of time to work on it, since we only had two samples to process.
Four days ago, we began a two day sampling event. First, one of our automatic samplers jammed and we lost all our samples. This morning, we found our sampler precariously hanging from a cliff, held by a chain to a car battery and a small acacia tree. All our samples but two had poured out. No word yet on whether a hippo or just a large branch floating by were responsible. Just grateful nothing was broken. Starting again today... maybe tomorrow it will work?
Monday, October 8, 2012
Friday, October 5, 2012
Here is a video we just captured of a hippo defecating on a little bush during his nightly walk to his "hippo lawn":
Hippos primarily defecate in the water so it was great to get such a close-up video of them in action on land.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
|Emma and Pat by the Mara|
|Emma looking for macroinvertebrates in the river|
|A Plecoptera, or stonefly, which indicates good water quality|
|Drinking dawas at the Carnivore|