Nagada Goings On

7 06 2010

Nagada is just north of Madang and home of the BRC (New Guinea Binatang Research Center). The station comprises two main buildings with a third nearing completion.

The third (nearing completion)

We awoke to a shock the other day…

Self-explanatory notice

You know that feeling you get when you’ve just done some washing but can’t hang it out because the clothesline is conducting electricity? Yes, the clotheslines are metal. PNG init! One of our guys, Sentiko, found out the hard way.

Team BRC

It’s not often all the parataxonomists (field taxonomists in the same way that paramedics are ‘field’ medics) are in Nagada at the same time – normally one team is always away doing fieldwork. An excuse for plenty of meetings and team events. This was in front of the new building.

Kokomo in fine fettle

Another time we went to Jais Aben, a hotel across the harbour for a lunch. We took over the entire restaurant. Luckily it wasn’t busy.

Long lunch

Other than that, I have been collecting and rearing galls from various lowland spots where I regularly perspire whole jeraboams full of skin champagne.

Me & my best friend SP