On the Frontline of Conservation – Changing the “OR” to “AND” at the Enonkishu Conservancy

It’s four in the morning and I am sitting in a blind at a waterhole in the midst of Kenya’s famous Maasai Mara ecosystem. The visible sky beyond the blind is covered in so many stars that I finally have a sense for how big a million-billion really is. On the ground though, my visibility … Continue reading “On the Frontline of Conservation – Changing the “OR” to “AND” at the Enonkishu Conservancy”

Into Africa – A Perfectly Wild Day On a Masai Mara Safari

I love Kenya. I love the elephants and the giraffes and the zebra and the rhinos and all the myriad wildlife that is so unique to this part of the planet. For me, nothing beats the exhilaration of seeing a baby elephant trying to figure out how to use its trunk or watching the graceful … Continue reading “Into Africa – A Perfectly Wild Day On a Masai Mara Safari”

PhotoPOSTcard: Double Vision

I’ve always wondered – are zebras white with black stripes or black with white stripes? Zebras often stand together nose to tail like this so that they have a full 360 degree view for potential predators. Please note that my visit to Kenya was hosted by Biosphere Expeditions. All content is my own. Thanks for visiting. … Continue reading “PhotoPOSTcard: Double Vision”

25 Photos to Inspire You to Visit the Enonkishu Conservancy in Kenya

Kenya’s biggest tourism draw is the diversity of its wonderful animal wildlife. On my recent volunteer citizen science trip with Biosphere Expeditions, I spent twelve days working at the Enonkishu Conservancy in the Mara area of Kenya, helping to collect data about the biodiversity in this new conservancy land (you can read my detailed post … Continue reading “25 Photos to Inspire You to Visit the Enonkishu Conservancy in Kenya”

A Citizen Scientist in Kenya – My Wildlife Conservation Volunteer Travel Experience

I have heard it said that Africa gets under your skin. I certainly found that to be the case after my safari to Kenya and Tanzania last summer. So, I jumped at the chance for a press spot as a volunteer citizen scientist in the inaugural Biosphere Expeditions program in the Maasai Mara in Kenya. … Continue reading “A Citizen Scientist in Kenya – My Wildlife Conservation Volunteer Travel Experience”

PhotoPOSTcard: A Living Dinosaur

Is there anything more prehistoric looking than a Nile Crocodile?  This big guy was sunning himself on the banks of the Mara River just below our camp in the Enonkishu Conservancy. Fortunately, there was a 15 foot straight drop between us and the croc so I had no worries about becoming his dinner. I could … Continue reading “PhotoPOSTcard: A Living Dinosaur”

PhotoPOSTcard: My Name is Thomson

Of all the antelope species grazing in the Maasai Mara grasslands, the Thomson’s gazelles (or Tommies) are the easiest to spot because of the black stripe on each side. They are very prolific, yet I never tired of seeing them. With the stripe that almost looks like a lopsided smile and their bouncy gait when … Continue reading “PhotoPOSTcard: My Name is Thomson”

PhotoPOSTcard: I Love You Mom

One of the things I loved about my recent trip to the Enonkishu Conservancy in the Maasai Mara area of Kenya was the opportunity to observe animals socializing in their natural habitat. I was especially surprised by the affection I observed between mates of various species and between the mothers and their young. My trip … Continue reading “PhotoPOSTcard: I Love You Mom”