This week has brought a welcome return to wet weather after a punishingly hot and dusty dry season. The rains finished early last year, by late-October. Normally the rains continue into December. The prolonged dry season created challenges for our tree planting project, with many precious seedlings drying. The arrival of rain is therefore a godsend, breathing life into the seedlings that have hung on in the scorched soil. It also means we can start preparing in good time for the new planting season in March. This season, we have 4 tree nurseries bursting with healthy tree seedlings, and the next few months promise to be very busy!
For the chimps, the return of the rains must also be a big relief after the long hot dry season. But no one likes to get wet. As is evident in these photos taken at Bulindi this morning, when it rains there's not much to do but to sit and wait it out!