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October 1, 2009: More Bromeliads…

I started on the bromeliad after breakfast. I spent the whole morning sorting the leaf matter. While I was doing that, Tony and Tony were working with Matt on transpiration. After lunch I worked with Anne and we finished the Bromeliad work. Santiago arrived at dinner time. He is studying the spectacled bears in the next reserve called Maquipucuna. He is trying to show that the Spectacled Bears are using Santa Lucia as a corridor to the northern territories so it will be protected. It seems like fascinating work. The bears are also ancient relatives of the North American black bears.


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