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Panic Over – Day 27

April 1, 2012

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“In the areas you’re working, there is only millenii,” said Dr Fred Babweterra filling the kettle. It was music to my ears and the elation and relief swept across my face leaving me beaming at Dr Fred. “Africana is much smaller, it doesn’t grow more than 5m high and the trunk is not as thick. […]

Panic attack – Day 26

April 1, 2012

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Just when you think your research is going to plan, you realise you’ve got so much more to do and you question whether you’ve been complacent. Today I had a panic attack. Isaac came to see me in “my office”. It’s the room adjacent to my bedroom where everyone in House 4 can plug-in mobiles […]

Flies – Day 25

April 1, 2012

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In the last few days I seem to have gotten more bites. Some are on the nape of my neck, I have one on my big toe, there’s another in-between my knuckles on my right hand, one under my armpit and most irritatingly a bite below my temple just where my ear starts. At first […]

Row row row your boat – Day 24

April 1, 2012

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Up until now I have had no evidence other than hearsay (albeit reliable hearsay) that Cordia was being logged to fuel the boat/canoe building trade. Today I came across more pit sawing sites in N5 and in one of them we found an oar. It must have been about 15 foot in length.   These […]

Cobwebs and Caterpillars – Day 23

April 1, 2012

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It’s the start of the week and my mission is to cut three transect lines off grid by Wednesday in N5. Moses (Lemi) and Moses (number two) turned up with their Pangas (machetes) sharpened, bright and early and eager to start. Historically, N5 is a highly logged compartment and conservationists at the Budongo Field Station […]