conversation on conservation!.. + ‘our’ desert giraffes..

Action.. Schools.. the Government schools are rather drab and unexciting and our scouts try to lift the spirits of the students by talking about every day life with nature, and where they MUST NOT GO WRONG!! For some reason ??!! Children are nervous when they see people in uniform, SO its important to teach them […]

Easing life for the thirsty

On the 17th of September we had a wonderful inch of rain through out the Ndotos, and the surrounding areas.. After so many months of incredible heat and wind it was JUST AMAZING!! It was gentle all night rain out of the blue, which was a saviour to all living creatures.. … Only problem was […]

Deserts are ‘medicine’ for all ailments!!???

We left the mountains with all the greenery…  Even thinking to ourselves… “What are we doing heading into the Kaisut desert!!!.”. The area is experiencing a proper drought again and YES life is hard… BUT its funny, we ALL loved being out there so much.. Camels loved the sand, the wind, the midday sun, the […]

Vital component of conservation.. FAMILY PLANNING!! and HAPPY DAYS!!!

Hurray!!!! Milgis has finally joined the dots of the ‘conservation’ circle!!!… TO ME, ONE IS NOT ‘DOING’ PROPER CONSERVATION UNTILL ONE INCLUDES FAMILY PLANNING IN THE EQUATION!!!   Welcome aboard Haller foundation!! We are delighted not only for the above reason, but Rene Haller is famous in Kenya, especially in my generation, probably world wide, […]

An Exciting Start to the Day at the Milgis

Ahhhh here comes the sun again…another stunner of a sun rise on Elkanto Hill!! I hopped out of my star bed, as I was stretching and thinking to myself… ‘Yes you are lucky… This is a very nice place to live!! When the baboons on the rocks on the hill opposite started barking and really […]

The ups and downs of CARNIVORE conservation??

As ‘we speak’ I’m listening to the VHF radio full of never ending talk between 3 teams of our scouts and KWS who are busy following a wounded Elephant, shot at by poachers 3 days ago in a valley on the southern slopes of the Ndotos, and he has dragged himself down into the lower […]

Lena Maria’s spirit will live forever in Masikita!

SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN 21 TODAY, if the Utoyia tragedy had not taken her life.. As you drive through the little dusty main drag of Masikita this sign post will definitely catch your attention… Front and back… artist Nderi-’2′ I LOVE this painting.. With these troubled times in Masikita, with threats of armed stock thieves […]