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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 […]

Royal Mile – Day 6

March 11, 2012

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Today is a public holiday so most of the field assistants are at home with their families. This morning, Nancy, a Ugandan exploring the patterns of pollinators in different areas of the Budongo Forest Reserve, came with me for a walk to the nearest village, Nyakafunju. As we left camp we were greeted by the […]