2013 Expedition

O Kameleo, Where Art Thou?

  O Kameleo, Where Art Thou?   15 August 2013:  Kinshasa, DR Congo.  Two days ago, we finally emerged from the “walls of green” in the great forest to the east of Mbandaka, and I was treated to a delicious but expensive meal of chicken with frites (French fries) and […]

Crocodile City

Crocodile City 2 August 2013:  Watsi Kengo, Salonga River, DR Congo.  Yesterday we returned from Lotulu, a ranger outpost on the Yenge River, which took us about 7 hours to reach from Watsi Kengo.  After heading a couple hours east along the Salonga River from Watsi Kengo, a small branch […]

Walls of Green

  Walls of Green   26 July 2013:  Watsi Kengo, Salonga River, DR Congo.  After spending an interminable six days at an-oven like hotel in Mbandaka waiting for everything to fall into place with the logistics for our long journey to Salonga, we finally left and transferred everything to the […]

Pygmy Delicacy

  Pygmy Delicacy   10 July 2013:  Mbandaka, DR Congo. Today I am providing two posts with photos because I was finally able to get ahold of an internet connection and charge my computer. The package from the satellite company arrived, and I am hopeful I will be able to use the […]

Bonobo Sanctuary 1

  Bonobo Sanctuary   26 June 2013:  Kutu, Fimi River, DR Congo.  Quick update to the post below… it has taken longer than expected to travel the short distance from Nioki to Kutu because of continued problems with transportation.  One does not simply go to the river bank, find a […]

50 Very Long Miles

  50 Very Long Miles   21 June 2013:  Nkala village, ca. 15 km east of Tshumbiri.  Just a quick note to let everyone know that I had hoped to post two stories today, including one about bonobos, but no luck finding the great apes yet.  My computer is almost […]

The rhino and the frog

  12 June 2013, Kinshasa, DR Congo:   As anticipated, I encountered some problems with the technology I am supposed to use to update this blog from the field—Radio Shack let me down by selling me an inverter, a small gadget that conducts electricity from a solar panel to electronic […]

Down the rabbit hole

4 June 2013, Paris France: After a ca. 3 hour flight from El Paso to Atlanta, and another 9 hour flight to Paris, I am now waiting for my flight to Kinshasa, the capital of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).  That flight will be an additional 8 hours. This blog […]