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Invasion confirmed. Water lettuce and water hyacinth overwintering in Pennsylvania.

Last September, two invasive aquatic plants, water lettuce (Pistia stratiotes) and water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes), were discovered in the Lehigh Canal in Bethlehem PA.   274 more words

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Another spectacular Laguna Negra

20 Jan 2017

Today, we were accompanied by Felipe Velasco again, although this time instead of driving south toward Lake Tota we headed northeast toward the town of Mongua.   776 more words

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Coring Lake Aquitania

18 January 2017

We traveled back up to Aquitania Lake today, managing to navigate back to it without the help of Felipe. We spent the day successfully collecting the full sediment record from the lake, over 7 meters of mud.   263 more words

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Lake Tota and more paramo

17 Jan 2017

It was dark when we arrived last night, so we didn’t have a chance to really see the beautiful Finca SanPedro Hostel… 775 more words

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By bus, plane, and car. On to Sogamoso

16 January 2017

Today was a very long day of travel. We were supposed to fly from Manizales to Bogota, pick up the lake coring equipment that we left there, and then drive about 3.5 hours northeast to the city of Sogamoso. 303 more words

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This land is not an inheritance from our parents; we are borrowing it from our children.

15 Jan 2017

Today we visited the Tacurrumby – Laguna Negra Nature Reserve, which was located very close to the peatland we sampled yesterday. Felipe Vallejo of the Unversidad of Caldas accompanied us, and he was nice enough to secure permission for us to sample within the reserve. 486 more words

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The paramo

15 Jan 2017

After breakfast at the hotel, which included fresh fruit, eggs, rice, and soup, we loaded up into two cars and drove up the winding road from Manizales toward the paramo to a site located just below Nevado del Ruiz National Park. 562 more words

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