Monthly Archives: May 2008

“Go to the ant….”

One of the most resonant quotes from the bible comes from King Solomon crying out to his people: “Go to the ant, you sluggard. Consider her ways, and be wise” (Book of Proverbs 6:6) I have recently been looking very closely at some of the most marvelous and industrious of all little creatures – ants. […]

Unexpected Diversity

This Saturday I visited the Kibera Slum in Nairobi with Paula of WildlifeDirect and her remarkable sister Su Kahumbu, one of Kenya’s most passionate organic farmers who is working very hard to raise awareness about organic farming and other issues related to good farming practices. Isaak, a partial hearing child attached himself to me immediately […]

Butterfly kings

I have just been visiting the Tugen Hills with Paula from WildlifeDirect at the invitation of a local conservationist, William Kimosop, who is working to link protected areas and community conservation in the area. It is a rugged and exciting part of the Great Rift Valley with dramatic plunging escarpments and steep forested mountains. At […]