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Down in the Valley

Down in the Valley

By Esther Daranciang, Westminster College   We hiked into the Parajeles property from the main road with the help of one of the sons, Javier, and two horses to carry our food. As we hiked down...
Sustainable Biodiversity Fund fieldwork part two

Sustainable Biodiversity Fund fieldwork part two

Written by Katie Goodwin, University of New Hampshire (Photos by Katie Goodwin, unless otherwise noted)   On the morning of March 22nd, we packed our bags and boxes of groceries onto a bus headed for the...
Species Account: African Lion (Panthera leo)

Species Account: African Lion (Panthera leo)

By Mary Sellars (Northland College)   After seven weeks residing in the Botswana bush and being tempted and excited by lion roars as we fell asleep and massive lion tracks passing by camp, the anticipation...
Watercoloring My Way Through the Wet Season

Watercoloring My Way Through the Wet Season

By Mary Sellars (Northland College) April 7th, 2017   March came and went in the blink of an eye and we filled our pockets with more and more experiences out in the Botswanan bush living...
The Fire of Our Friendship

The Fire of Our Friendship

Written By Alex Wuestneck (University of Vermont) Team Condor   On March 28th, after saying a final goodbye to our brothers and sisters in Team Aguila and our beloved "mom and dad" (Shay and Adam),...
Cheers, To My Wild Boys and Girls

Cheers, To My Wild Boys and Girls

By Harry "Enrique" Hayman, Colby College Congratulations, Águilas, you have made it to this moment. After dragging yourselves back from a week in a glacial wilderness, then completing all the end of term assignments for our...
Spring Break

Spring Break

By Ben Borgmann-Winter (Middlebury College) April 2, 2017   This week brought a welcome respite from the bush. On Thursday March 30th we piled into our vehicles and made the ten-hour, pothole-ridden trek north from...
Close Encounters of the Hyena Kind

Close Encounters of the Hyena Kind

Written by Tilly Ingall (University of Vermont) We became well adjusted to our new home in Mababe and as a result the animals certainly became more accustomed to us. We'd frequently wake up in the...