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Climate Change, Canopies and Wildlife in the Ecuadorian Andes

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September 26, 2009: Snakes and the Forest

After our safety briefing we took a quick (1 ½ hour) walk around the reserve. While we were on our walk we saw the pasture, the secondary, and the primary forests. We learned about the different types of aroids and ferns and saw some bear droppings which, we were told, are quite unusual. Next on our walk we went to the area where they have 7 hammocks set Spectacledbear up in the forest. We can go sleep in them one night if we would like…they are trying to talk me into doing this. I don’t think that will ever happen. Finally, we came to a tree nursery where they are trying to grow trees to re-populate some areas of the forest. After lunch we watched a tape on the Earthwatch Program and learned about the different studies. I am going to do the Bromeliad study tomorrow.

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