Habitats and wildlife in West Africa, mainly in Ghana

Ghana, May 2nd to 22nd 2017
Ghana, May 2nd to 22nd 2017

Lizard near Senchi on the eastern side of the Volta. This is the first of 17 chronological photos from that trip

Wasp
Wasp

solitary species, excavating its nest in the sandy ground

Trail to Wli Falls
Trail to Wli Falls
Wli Falls
Wli Falls
Fruit bats
Fruit bats

roosting in the open at the edge of the waterfall

Machetes
Machetes

in the hands of young children, collecting firewood

Mantis
Mantis
Good humour
Good humour

at the roadside fruit stalls

Bunso Arboretum
Bunso Arboretum

entrance avenue (replicated also at Aburi Botanical Gardens)

Bunso Arboretum
Bunso Arboretum
Bobiri lodge
Bobiri lodge

a place of real tranquility

Torben's cabinet
Torben's cabinet

a sole collection of set specimens prepared by the late Torben Larsen, positioned between the two volumes of his famed book

Celba pentandra
Celba pentandra

on the Three sisters trail, wonderful still to find big trees in Ghana

Big tree logging
Big tree logging

continues, an affront when this truck rumbled past on the Bobiri track

Lowe's Mona monkeys
Lowe's Mona monkeys

Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary

Black and white Colobus monkey
Black and white Colobus monkey

at Boabeng-Fiema

New Edubiase
New Edubiase

track through a fantastic forest remnant

Ankasa
Ankasa

sunset, bringing the curtain down on a wonderful trip

Ghana, October into November 2008
Ghana, October into November 2008

Atewa Hills from the small town of Kibi on a misty, early morning in October 2008

Atewa
Atewa

track through a very special forest, at severe risk from total destruction by bauxite mining

Dear old Bobiri
Dear old Bobiri

the main lodge containing a library and other memorabilia where we ate our meals and where Torben Larsen spent many happy days

Kakum
Kakum

canopy walkway on a misty early morning

Tree frog
Tree frog

Kakum

Another tree frog species
Another tree frog species

at Kakum

'Bamboo cathedral'
'Bamboo cathedral'

a natural feature of architectural scale at Ankasa

Ghana, September 2012
Ghana, September 2012

The main track at Bobiri

Grasshopper
Grasshopper

Bobiri

Ant trail
Ant trail

at Bobiri, not to be stepped in!

Bobiri track
Bobiri track

leading to the lodge and accommodation in the sunlit patch

Not sure what this is
Not sure what this is

Bobiri

Bobiri scene
Bobiri scene

locals carrying chainsaw and machete - so much for being a protected area

Monkey cemetery
Monkey cemetery

at Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary

Boabeng-Fiema
Boabeng-Fiema

taken through the minibus window in a tropical downpour whilst the local kids danced in the rain

Cricket or grasshopper
Cricket or grasshopper

Bunso Arboretum

Spider conflict
Spider conflict

think the guy at the top won, Aburi Botanical Gardens

Liberia, Nimba Hills, January 2014
Liberia, Nimba Hills, January 2014

looking east towards the Cote d'Ivoire

Nimba Hills
Nimba Hills
Fig tree
Fig tree

in the Community Forest to the north-east of Yekepa

Termite column
Termite column

Community Forest

Overlooking the valley
Overlooking the valley

from the end of the track through the Community Forest