In May and June of 2007, 13 undergraduate students from Northern Michigan University are taking a field course in Zambia. Most of the students are majors in the Biology department, and all of them will be doing short field studies of their own design while on the ground in Zambia. The group will be making a stop in London on the way, spending four days seeing Zambia/Africa-related British sites (Burton's tomb, Livingstone's artefacts at the Royal Geographic Society, the British Museum of Natural History, etc.) and adjusting to the time change. The course is being led by me, Dr. Alec Lindsay, a professor in the Department of Biology at NMU, and Dr. Jackie Bird - a parasitologist in our department. We have made this blog so students can hopefully post notes thoughts, pictures and discoveries to the world. This should allow classmates, teachers, family and friends to share in their insights and keep track of their travels. Not only that, but viewers of the blog can add comments to posts - please do! We would love to hear your thoughts. Zikomo!

02 June 2007

Hello to all back in the states:

Been recording hippos in the Luangwa River; Good stuff. They are very vocal at night; I’ve been getting up before sunrise to catch the best calls.
Wells TWP. School:
Jess and I got to ride on the same safari trip and saw all sorts of animals. There was a pride of lions laying in the sun, we think some were pregnant. There were a lot of impala and puku. There are lots of pretty birds here. There are bee-eaters, lilac breasted rollers, and love birds.
That night we went out on safari again and we saw a Leopard, a whole lot of Cape Buffalo, an elephant shrew, and a genet.
We are both having an amazing time in the bush!
Miss you all lots.
Be good, and study hard.

Annie and Jessica

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