Nine years ago Tony asked me to take a stroll down to our neighbours’ dairy farm. Not the flat kikuyu fields, but the bit which was never used for much as it was in a forested ravine.
I walked down the steep decent with Tony and listened as he chatted about his idea for a bird sanctuary. He enthusiastically explained how the walkways would criss-cross the forest. He pointed out where he wanted to build a suspension bridge, an amphitheater, and the curio and reception zone. He explained how he would change the muddy swamp land (outside the forested) to grassland. He wanted to create different habitats for the species, ranging from grassland to a simulated rainforest.