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Entries in NamSaBi (4)


Wonder Where We Are?

U Naing Oo (Nam Sa Bi), U Myint Thein (Htamanthi WS) and I take a concerted look at the GPS while laying out the baseline for the Nam Sa Bi Village Management Area (see Nam Sa Bi VMA). [NOTE: We actually knew exactly where we were; I was checking to see how close our measured and satellite distances were. And they were real close (thx, Myint Thein)]. 


Drawing Histograms

Sitting on the front porch of U Aung Than's house in Nam Sabi taking advantage of the light provided by his generator. U Myint Thein (see Collaboration) draws diameter-distribution histograms using data from the first two inventory transects from the VMA (see VMA Inventory) to present in the village meeting that will happen in about 15 minutes - or as soon as we finish the histograms. Daw Myint Myint Oo looks on and checks for errors while I flip through the data sheets and try to find all the big thin bone trees (see Measuring the Diameter of a Tree). [NOTE: I guess Sein Day Le took the photo (thx)].


Another Transect

So here we are running another transect. This time at N25.32859° and E95.36510°, about an hour's walk from our basecamp south of the village of NamSaBi in Sagaing Region. To put this in context:

the Google Earth screenshot above shows the location of the transect. The border of the Htamanthi Wildlife Sanctuary is off to the right, close to the edge of the image; our basecamp was located near the ricefields at the top left. I am pretty sure we were the first people to count and measure trees here. 


Pressing Plants at the Basecamp

The WCS team built a large bamboo table at the Nam Sa Bi basecamp (see Nam Sa Bi Field Crew). We ate our meals there, had morning tea and strategy meetings there, and also spread out newspapers, carboards, and fieldbooks and  pressed plants there. From left to right: Aung San Oo (Man Sa Bi), Kyaw Zin Aung (Htamanthi Wildlife Sanctuary), Myint Thein (Htamanthi Wildlife Sanctuary), Saw Htun (WCS), Kate Armstrong (NYBG), and Yinhtan Syan Bay (WCS). [NOTE: That's my walking stick leaning on the table to the left of Kate].