Domesticated Animals Kenya April 2012 ‘I could have an entire farm of those adorable creatures.’

Decoy Experiment Mount Meru Arusha National Park Tanzania November 2012 Would a male Stonechat fight more intense for its territory with a male intruder of the own population or a Kenyan male????

choosy stonechats?

… WHAT IF the female African Stonechat, Saxicola torquata axillaris, likes to have a mate which is closely resembling her father??? (it’s actually quite well known that in birds females usually choose their mates… and that they prefer characteristics of their own population to geographically more distant populations) IF THIS is the case what about […]

Crater Floor Mount Meru Arusha National Park Tanzania November 2012 Stonechat habitat @2700m altitude

Nyumbani Mount Meru Arusha National Park Tanzania November 2012

sad story

…. I was soooo excited!!! right close to our camp site just into the edge of the forest we saw many vultures, eagles and marabou storks hanging around… an indication that something delicious may be there. musa immediately thought of a leopard which had hunted successfully and now happily feeds on its prey… we definitely […]

Mount Meru Arusha National Park November 2012

In the end, our society will be defined not only by what we create but by what we refuse to destroy. John Sawhill (1936 – 2000) past president of The Nature Conservancy

Study Site Mount Meru Arusha National Park Tanzania November 2012

mount meru

… it’s honestly one of my most beloved places on earth. just being in Nature surrounded by all those fascinating creatures makes me happy… as a researcher (after going through a hell of an issuance process for several consecutive permits and paying a fee which would support an African family for years) you finally can […]

Study & Camp Site ‘Serengeti Ndogo’ Mount Meru Arusha National Park Tanzania November 2012

dala dala

from the outside Dala Dala look exactly the same than Matatu in Kenya. same size… BUT i think they easily squeeze twice as many people in there!!! around Arusha National Park they use old Safari Tour Vehicles… the nice thing about them?? they have a roof which can be lifted up. … usually mzungus can […]

Dala Dala aka Kenyan Matatu Ngongongare Arusha National Park Tanzania November 2012

tembo

… one of the most exceptionally adorable creatures on earth for me??? ELEPHANTS I could watch their behavior especially the communication and interactions with each other endlessly… I would like to mention one success story for elephant as well as black rhino orphans which most of the time sadly lost their family due to poaching. […]

tembo @ David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Nairobi Kenya April 2012

water

you’ll find out how important water is for living if you don’t have it anymore… it’s quite a long way through dry savanna to finally reach the water hole. it’s crowded – herds of cattle, donkeys, goats led by Maasai people come to drink here. just like us. we could also finally wash ourselves and […]

Water for everybody Monduli Mountains Tanzania November 2012

Walking Safari Monduli Mountains Tanzania November 2012

Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else. James M. Barrie (1860-1937) Novelist, Dramatist

Field work in Monduli Tanzania October 2012