Monthly Archives: August 2008

Final thoughts

The last month has seen me back behind my laptop dealing with excel spreadsheets and data analysis.  It must have been my karma for the wonderful months spent roaming tropical paradise on Pemba Island.  I pinned up some maps of Pemba and pictures of the Flying Foxes on my wall, to help me remember them, […]

Flashing Flying Foxes

I noticed a behavioural response amongst the Pemba Flying Foxes that intrigued me.  The bats natural predators on Pemba are likely to be birds of prey, and humans.   I saw the bats exhibit the behaviour twice; once when a bird of prey swooped in close to the colony from above, and once when my field […]