Monthly Archives: November 2015

gorilla warning

A curious swish in the leaves caught my attention as I returned along a trail deep in Vera Plaines. It was late afternoon, and my walk in the forest had been delayed by rain. At least five centimeters had fallen … Continue reading

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In spite of humanity.

In spite of all the obstacles put in their way. In spite of the hunting. In spite of the poaching. The snaring. The harassment. In spite of slash and burn agriculture, the cutting of their habitat. Elephants continue to call … Continue reading

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trans “through” + spirare “to breathe”

Vera Plaines rainforest at dawn. N’Dogo Lagoon rests, a silent mirror beneath a veil of fog, the hills of Moukalaba-Doudou obscured in the distance. The whistles and warbles of bul-buls, kingfishers, and turacos replace the haunting trill of bushbabies as … Continue reading

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Saturniid moth

A Saturniid moth mysteriously found its way into our patio on a cool morning and was laying eggs on a paper lantern. These moths are some of the largest moths in Africa. This particular specimen had a wingspan of 16 centimeters. … Continue reading

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