Category Archives: From the Field

From the Field – Entry 8 Kara Schroepfer

The (Un)Reliable Samwisi and the Ridge Last year I always thought of Samwisi as the reliable one.  During my first few weeks in the field I could always count on her to be somewhere in the upper slopes of Kakombe … Continue reading

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From the Field – Entry 6, Kara Schroepfer

Glitter has a new baby!  Amri, Nasibu and I discovered it last Tuesday.  More on this later, the internet is about to shut off for the night.  

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From the Field Entry 5, Kara Schroepfer

Zinda On my first day out in the forest our little group of Makiwa, Ferdinand and Faustino was joined by a traveling party of ~ 5 chimps.  Most were adults but I got excited when I noticed a little fella … Continue reading

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From the Field, Entry 4, Kara Schroepfer

19-May-12 Termite Bonanza When I first arrived there was a man from a local NGO installing a fancy weather station at Gombe that will contribute to a larger project monitoring climate change in the whole Albertine Rift system.  Ironically, he … Continue reading

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From the Field, Entry 3 – Kara Schroepfer

14-May-12 The Twins’ Day Out NOTES: Pictures will be coming soon.  Because it is the rainy season I need to bring my rain jacket out with me everyday.  This causes an unintended problem: my camera does not fit in my … Continue reading

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From the Field – Entry 2, Kara Schroepfer

7-May-12 Arrival The big news out of Gombe this year is that they’ve changed the shoes.  I was extremely skeptical when Anne first told me about the cheap soccer shoes that everyone wears in the forest.  It seemed completely counter … Continue reading

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From the field by Ian Gilby – Post #5

A good day…in hindsight. Literally the day after I uploaded my high-and-mighty advice about how to survive following chimpanzees at Gombe, I was humbled by the forest. The previous evening, the b-record team lost their target in Linda valley, after … Continue reading

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