“Is there a spider on my back?”

It was a sunny morning late last week, and I had just ducked under a branch to reach our next transect. Standing up straight, I had a sudden feeling that there was something very large hanging off the back of my shirt, and walking up towards my neck. So I called over a friend on…

Into the night

The rhythm of the forest changes as dusk approaches. The hot exhaustion of the late afternoon dissipates, and the forest comes alive again, loudening with the calls of birds and monkeys. A few mammals like the tamandua (ant-eater) and ocelot may make a brief appearance, and many insects begin to seek refuge for the night….