Hello from a very green Milgis… We have had the best rains out and theres not a single person, animal, plant, reptile or insect that is not happy out there … I only have one photograph so far… We are grounded!!!! I’m sure there’ll be many to show you of how beautiful it is out there.. fitingly, because they are so rare now, it is with greveys zebras on the El Barta plains..
sadly theres been some massive flooding as well, two huge land slides in the Ndoto mountains bringing destruction and death to trees, people, livestock and many wild animals.. 100 of baboons and monkeys, over 25 greater and lesser kudus, leopards, hyenas, dikdiks and an unimaginable amount of reptiles, insects … Oh well!!
Here below with I’m afraid rather a big PDF file, but full of news from the Milgis of all the happenings of last year… ENJOY!
A huge amount of thanks to every one who supports the Milgis! We have some wonderful new sponsors this year … We are incredibly grateful to every one..
Apologies once again for the total lack of Blogs.. this year did not start so well for me personally as my dear mother Shirlie was not well and finally she has joined Simon, my brother where ever ‘the departed’ go???? The fish eagles have been calling and calling and flying all around with joy!! I’m imagining Simon greeting her some how and showing her the way!..as she always related Simon to a fish eagle after he died.. Anyway at least it makes us all feel better!??
Born in 1932 she lived through an amazing era in Kenyas history,
and ended her days on this beautiful Island in Lake Baringo.. She had a lovely simple home close to nature..
But in 2003 there was a terrible drought, times were bad and there was no food for the crocodiles and she was badly mauled by one.. it was tough times, but once recovered she returned to live a beautiful life on her island … BUT then the lake rose 40 feet over ten years and this is her bedroom on her last night in it.. Suddenly the door burst open and there was a huge wave headiing for her bed!!
I’m going to leave you with some beautiful images of daily life on her island!! Shirlies love of life was all creatures great and small.. after the croc attack she enjoyed 15 more great years!
REST IN PEACE MUM!!!