Hurray: we saw a pair of great blue turacos today! What an amazing bird. A unique species or hens dressed up for a costume party??? Darwin, please explain. Simon thinks it is the second solution as in the second picture they look like they are waiting for a bus.
The FAWE student arrived at KCCEM at 8pm last night and after a stormy night with heavy rain and thunder we headed to a dripping forest. The rain stopped as we began our trek and the girls, aided by Writhlington students, carried out detailed observations of orchids in the forest. We have all made it […]
Rest day activities included making Rwandan bread with the Chef and a juggling workshop. Well done to Aaron, Chloe, Charlotte, Georgia and Lucia for wonderful authentic bread.
Lots of amazing orchids on Bigugu too. This epiphyte is a new species for the orchid project. Many orchids in Nyungwe share this growth habit and so spotting plants in flower is important to confirm species and on this trip we have some brilliant orchid spotters. Aaron spotted this small orchid flowering in Erica forest […]
We went up Bigugu mountain yesterday. Quite a steep climb! Even though, the whole team made it to the top. For me, the highlight of the day was seeing a Rwenzori Turaco. This bird is endemic to the Albertine Rift, so we are very lucky we managed to see it. What a beautiful bird, specially […]