March 2020

March is here and let’s hope it brings better weather than we had last month. Ciara and Dennis may sound like some sort of theatrical double act, with Dennis chasing Ciara across the weather stage, but in fact the poor … Continue reading

February 2020

Back in Norfolk the trees are very different from those in the Ecuadorean cloud forests where I took you during the winter. The British trees are still quite bare at this time of year which makes us aware of how … Continue reading

January 2020

Trees in Ecuadorean cloud forests will sometimes grow into strange shapes. They are influenced by light, the sun, availability of water and nutrients and whether or not they have space among competing trees. A forest can be quite crowded, so … Continue reading

December 2019

The Ecuadorean cloud forests are home to many insects, some of which are still to be identified. All over the world those insects which are brightly coloured have evolved, by natural selection, to be like this either to attract a … Continue reading