Little Explorers in Borneo

The terrific nature magazine aimed at kids called “Ranger Rick” has recently published a story which is a collaboration between my two kids Russell and Jessica, and me.  Story by the kids, photos by me.  My wife also played a key part, of course.  She is primatologist Cheryl Knott, Professor at Boston University, and she has been doing research on wild orangutans in Borneo for many years.  In recent years our kids have been traveling with us to her research site in Borneo nearly every summer.  Now Ranger Rick has published the story of my kids adventure traveling deep into the rain forest in Borneo with their Mom and Dad to study orangutans, and they have told it in their own words.

Borneo Adventure story by Russell and Jessica Laman as told to Ellen Lambeth.

Borneo Adventure story by Russell and Jessica Laman as told to Ellen Lambeth.  Published in Ranger Rick magazine, March 2013.

And Russell even made the back cover.  We found this very large stick insect right near our camp, and Russell picked it up and was letting it crawl up his shirt.  When it crawled right up on his face, he didn’t seem to mind at all!

 

Russell Laman with large stick insect on face.  Back cover or March 2013 Ranger Rick.

Russell Laman with large stick insect on face. Back cover or March 2013 Ranger Rick.

 

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