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!
09 June 2007
Although its good to be home I am already missing Zambia, I had an amazing time expecially at Flatdogs camp which is where I found the most reptiles including the one and only snake I saw on the trip, a Black-necked Spitting Cobra. This was the same one that almost made Chanda run for his life from the land cruiser.
I have decided to change my study from snakes to include reptiles in general, the other two very common reptiles that I saw every where were skinks and geckos.
This is a Striped skink from South Luwanga.
And the most common day gecko was the Cape Dwarf Gecko.
Well thats all I've got for for now.