Amidst the trees

Image

 

photo (22)

Today we climbed the observation towers into the canopy of La Selva. Here we were joined by several Great Green Macaws (Ara ambiguus) flying between the tree tops, their refuge of Dipteryx standing bright purple against the forest green. Standing 40 m above, we were saw a group of spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi) pass by and heard the calls of the White-necked Puffbird next to the platform. A beautiful perspective to see the forest.

 

“Time has a different quality in a forest, a different kind of flow. Time moves in circles, and events are linked, even if it’s not obvious that they are linked. Events in a forest occur with precision in the flow of tree time, like the motions of an endless dance.”

 Richard Preston; The Wild Trees

 

 

Advertisements

One thought on “Amidst the trees

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s