Amidst the trees



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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




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