Month: Dec 2019

Mt Kasigau – ancient indigenous forest

Mt Kasigau is one of Eastern Arc Mountains, belonging to world HOT SPOT areas of biodiversity. Indigenous forest that covers Mt Kasigau is amazing and mysterious remnant of forests that have been almost cleared. I have visited Mt Kasigau with plant biology course and…

Elephants are pushing down trees of savanna

what should be done to protect the biodiversity Elephants in Tsavo and Lumo were severy poached, hunted for ivory for decades. Elephant poaching is less severe in many areas of Kenya at the moment, but it happens, as can be seen from orphan stories…

Owl butterflies of Ngangao night

I had lots of spear time in the forest. During this time I took pictures of moths. These moths that fly during the night are large. One up above the title is as large as my hand. This beautiful butterfly is less common, but…

Night in Ngangao Forest

I have been incredibly blessed by having opportunity to spend about three months observing nightlife in Ngangao and other Taita forests. At night forest is magical beyond any words of describing it. Change in evening and in the morning from nightshift to dayshift is…

About me

I am Hanna Rosti researcher, PhD student, from University of Helsinki, Finland. This blog is created to share information about incredible nature and animals of Taita Hills. This incredible nature should be protected. My research focuses on nocturnal mammals of Taita Hills. Taita mountain…

Lumo Community Wildlife Conservancy

Lumo is community owned conservation area in Taita. It is bordered by Taita Hills and Tsavo National Park. On the other side Lumo is connected to Sarova Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary. Lumo is 50 000 hectare area owned by more than 5000 local people….