- Nov 24, 2017
Imagine this. It’s night and you’re alone in the rainforest. You’re walking along a narrow trail, a machete in one hand, a torch in the...
- Nov 7, 2017
The Hapless Hoatzin
I have a confession to make. It’s hard for me, a lover of all creatures wild, to admit this, but… I have rather ambivalent feelings when...
- Oct 12, 2017
I found these butterflies and moths recently over a period of three days at a tourism lodge in the Tambopata National Reserve, southeastern
- Jul 11, 2017
The Lake at Manu's Gate
Angel Rojas Valles met us with a warm, welcoming smile and outstretched hand. In his other hand he carried a plastic bag containing...
- Mar 23, 2017
A Giant Work in Progress
I am writing a book. Or rather, I’m about to start writing a book. I actually have a deadline for it, because it’s under contract. My...
- Nov 17, 2016
I’m generally a watery person, but I’ve always liked forests and in my fourth decade of life I have especially come to appreciate the...
- Nov 9, 2016
Deafened by Nature
I recently returned from a two week visit to the heart of Manu National Park in southeastern Peru. Cocha Cashu is the name of a small...
- Jun 2, 2016
The torrential rain that delayed our departure from camp at last dwindles to a fine mist. Half an hour later, a watery sun glints on...