Finally, I’ve made it to my Machu Picchu plant. I was initially going to go with a coniferous tree that reminded me of Christmas time, but I can’t find information on that. However, I can find information on these flowers. I took pictures of them because I thought they were insanely pretty and would be… Continue reading Machu Picchu’s Angel Trumpet
Remember how I said I needed to do a plant-animal interaction challenge? Well, this is it. After hearing about the challenge, I decided to go and take pictures of the Oropendola nests that hung above Cocha Cashu Lake. I picked this for my plant-animal interaction specifically because I thought they were cool looking and I… Continue reading Oropendolas and Trees
Alright, you have to look in the upper right corner to see the snake’s body. It is on the main part of the tree and looks like a lightly colored vine. Maybe you can see it better in this cropped version. Or if you can’t see that, you will most certainly see the same snake… Continue reading Snake Selfie!
Before I get into the details of my posted pictures, I want to explain a few things. I have to do a series of seven “challenges” which involved taking a picture of something and posting it and what we learned about it to social media. Our challenges included; an animal, a plant, a biotic trio,… Continue reading Ant Wars
I saw a lot of insects in the Amazon and learned some of the more common orders. I now have my own photographic collection of them. Largest Order; Coleoptera AKA Beetles Cleopatra; Queen of Click Beetles
When you imagine the rain forest, you probably imagine a bunch of vines hanging from tall trees. Well, I saw that all the time while in the rain forest. The vines you are thinking of are probably lianas. These are a type of climbing vine found in tropical rain forests. What makes them stand out… Continue reading Rain Forest Plants
This is Steve. Steve is a tortoise beetle, subfamily Cassidinae which is in the family Chrysomelidae. All beetles are in the order Coleoptera. I found Steve on the boat ride to Cocha Cashu Research Station in Manu National Park. He was just chillin on my oen. Doesn’t he look cool? If you can look closely… Continue reading Steve! The Magnificent Tortoise Beetle.