All posts for the month February, 2010

Aberdare moorland flowers

The high moorlands of the Aberdare range  are dotted with rosettes of thistle, tussock grass, lobelia and giant heather bearded with moss and delicately landscaped gardens. Wild flowers at this time of year are abundant; red-hot pokers burn brightly above their stems, gladioli, daisies and everlastings inject splashes of red, pink, purple, yellow and orange into […]

Vitelline Masked Weavers

With the Mara green from recent rain these Vitelline Masked Weavers have been busy displaying and building their nests. Early this morning we came across a tree with dozens of nests being built. The giant accacia was alive with very raucous busy males, golden yellow in the morning light.

Chui. The leopard of Big Cat fame.

The other evening sitting around the campfire at Rekero Camp, Ninian showed Jackson Looseyia photos of a male Leopard that he had seen in the Mara conservancy last October and Jackson confirmed suspicions that it is the same leopard that Ninian had photographed on the Rongai in 2006 . Chui was one of the stars […]