Denis Drouin’s Diary
Climate Change, Canopies and Wildlife in the Ecuadorian Andes

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October 4, 2009: Last day on the job.

AgiAtWork It's the last day of work and I'm teamed up with Agi and Anne. We are going in theSwiming   direction of the river and waterfalls. Today’s experiment is to know if living insects will choose to live in artificial nests (PVC pipes) carefully installed just under canopies as they do in bromeliads. The work is to bring down these nests to ground level and inspect their content. Unfortunately for us we did not find any living thing in the three nests we visited. After lunch we went to swim in the river and hike to gorgeous waterfalls. After dinner it is time to prepare to leave tomorrow. Our backpacks have to be ready by 8:00 am so the trusty mules can bring them down to the bus.

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