Monthly Archives: October 2011

Tree planting in honour of Wangari Maathai

Yesterday Kenya and the world celebrated the life of Prof. Wangari Maathai, a Kenyan environmentalist who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 who recently passed away. As part of the activities in her honour, across the country communities came together to plant trees. The Turkana Basin Field School students joined the Friends of Lake […]

Birds and bees in the Kerio Delta

Greetings from the remote reaches of Turkana in northern Kenya… The Lake Turkana Basin, while being a hot and dry area, includes several river systems and the 6,000 km2 + Lake Turkana. Three rivers feed into the lake: The Turwel, Kerio and Omo. The Omo, from the highlands of Ethiopia contributes about 90 % of […]

Desert filled with bees

A recent rainstorm has brought out the flowers in the desert of northern Kenya where I am currently based at the Turkana Basin Institute (TBI). I am here teaching an ecology module for the Turkana Basin Field School. A single rainstorm that fell a few weeks ago has also brought out a large number of […]