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Posted in Botany, Environment, Indigenous crops & medicinal plants, Wildlife | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Locusts and Hyenas: The Red Sea Hills of Eastern Egypt & Sudan

Following on the recent swarms of Locusts in Egypt and Israel, here is an update of a blog on the topic (and on hyenas): Previous blogs on work in the Red Sea Hills are found here and here. During the … Continue reading

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Posted in Africa-East, Africa-General, Africa-North, Africa-Southern, Egypt Desert Locust Authority, Egypt-Ancient, Egypt-Recent, Sudan, Wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Visitors on the Wild Side of Lake Tanganyika – I

Updated 9-11-12 Part II is here:Visitors on the Wild Side of Lake Tanganyika – II Over the years I have enjoyed (or not) the gifting, invasion, or other means of learning about the creatures of this part of central Africa.  Wildlife … Continue reading

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Posted in Africa-Central, Burundi, Chimpanzees, Elephants, Hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika2, Leopards, Living here, Snakes, Wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Suckling Pigs and Divine Nobles in Ancient Egypt

[First posted August 2009,  Revised 08 December 2011] The topic of pigs in Ancient Egypt has had a history based, in early years, perhaps more on pigs in Egypt today rather than the raising of pigs based on textual and pictorial … Continue reading

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Posted in Cuisine, Egypt-Ancient, Food, History, History of pigs, Livestock, Middle East, Nile Valley, pharaoh Akhnaton, Wild boar, Wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments

A Colonial Elephant Hunt in Central Africa – Sir Samuel Baker

[First posted August.. 2009,  Revised 08 November 2011] In 1862 Sir Samuel Baker and his Hungarian wife Lady Florence, set off to discover the source of the Nile. Theirs is one of the more bazaar and fascinating pages of colonial … Continue reading

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Posted in Africa-East, Africa-General, Colonialism, History-Recent, Wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Visitors on the Wild Side of Lake Tanganyika – II

Part I is here: Visitors on the Wild Side of Lake Tanganyika – I  Moving ‘up’ the wildlife chain…  We have many guinea fowl in the wild – and a while back I was given a clutch to keep.  They make excellent … Continue reading

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Posted in Africa-Central, Africa-East, Chimpanzees, Hippopotimus, Hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika2, John Hanning Speke, Lake Tanzanya, Living here, Rusizi River ^ Wetlands, Wild boar, Wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

New Housemates along Lake Tanganyika

Over the last several weeks I have been the recipient of a variety of new ‘housemates’.  Both desired and not. First, Rat/mouse made herself at home in the back of the gas stove, and so I acquired a little calico … Continue reading

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Posted in Africa-Central, Living here, Pets, Uncategorized, Wildlife | Tagged | 11 Comments