Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

Bird of the day

As you know we have encountered some stunning birds in Nyungwe. Today’s most exciting was a black and white casqued hornbill (Bycanistes subcylindricus). It is clearly pleased to have found a nice ripe forest fruit. We also spotted Blue Monkey and two groups of Mountain Monkey including this one.


What happened next competition

Now that we have all completed the strength trail (10km of steep up and down in wonderful ancient forest) I must thank my brilliant adult team. Sophie and Amy have been fantastic. This photo shows them with our guide Everest. Apparently unaware of the suspicious strangler fig above their heads. Prizes for the best suggestion […]


Hard at work

Today’s planned strength trail walk has been delayed until tomorrow due to a lack of guides and so today has been all about completing project work and analysing research data. This photo shows Tom, Georgia, Maisha and Jacob preparing their report, Effective Capacity Building in Rwanda, for entry into the National Science and Engineering competition […]