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Reforesting with Figs

 Benjamin E. Smith is a Ph.D. student at George Washington University. He recently completed a field ecology course with the Organization for Tropical Studies in Costa Rica, where he worked with CCSD scientist…

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Tropical Ecological Restoration

Banyan Trees "strangler fig"

The seeds of banyans are dispersed by fruit eating birds. The seeds are small and most banyans grow in forests so that a plant germinating from a seed that lands on the ground is unlikely to survive. 56 more words

Life Cycles

Tangled - Lamington NP

Roots of the Strangler Fig

Now back to Lamington NP and more images of birds, waterfalls and rainforest.


How about a native Florida ficus to challenge you? 

Stumbling, sweating, staggering through the saw palmetto brush, trying to reach that oak hammock, shade, the shade just might save me, I trip in a patch of sugar sand, landing face first. 713 more words


Day 4: Sh*t happens

So I made it three whole days avoiding one of the worst fears of every traveler going abroad.

Food poisoning.

Despite my best efforts to only eat fresh food, something managed to evade me. 329 more words


Whirlwind Belcampo Foraging Tour.

 A couple of weeks ago we were asked by Belcampo Lodge (an eco-lodge in Toledo) to assess their foraging tour.  We were accompanied by their guide, Jose Vellos and we went on a two hour trek around Belcampo grounds.   366 more words