Monthly Archives: June 2016

DEBARKING THREATENS THE SURVIVAL OF TREES IN NGONG FOREST

Girdling, also called ring-barking is the complete removal of a strip of bark  (consisting of cork cambium, phloem, cambium and sometimes going into the xylem) from around the entire circumference of either a branch or trunk of a woody plant. Girdling results in the death  of the area above the girdle over time. A branch […]

ONE OF THE STRONGEST BIRDS OF PREY FOUND IN NGONG FOREST – AFRICAN CROWNED EAGLE

Crowned eagles are not the largest eagles in Africa—martial eagles claim that title—but they are the most powerful. Their legs are thick, and they have a very long talon on each back toe that helps them kill animals more than four times their size. Crowned eagles live in the tall woodland forests and rain forests […]

NGONG ROAD FOREST HOME FOR INDIGENOUS TREES – STRANGLER FIG TREES

Most species of ficus found in kenya are monoecious i.e. male and female flowers occur together within a single fig. Locally the strangler fig or the Wild Fig is known as the Mugumo tree.  Ancient Kikuyu tradition holds this tree as a sacred tree, because it was thought that spirits, especially deceased ancestors, dwelt in this […]

CHARITY WALK AT THE SANCTUARY A HUGE SUCCESS

For the fourth time now, Riara Group of Schools held a Charity Walk in aid of Starehe Girls Centre at the Sanctuary on Saturday. This is the Starehe Girls’ Centre 12th Academic Year and a major milestone given the support they have continued to receive in sustaining a Centre of Excellence in education for brilliant […]