A bean tree gone wild

When I think of beans, I think of peas, or lentils, or soy – small and herbaceous plants, with long linear fruits holding a treasure of seeds down their spine. But not all bean-family plants are like this – some are a little more wild. I found a very different bean in the mature forest…

In the footsteps of elephants

The feeling that there might just be an elephant nearby – that is the feeling of walking through a forest in LopĂ©, Gabon. In this part of Gabon, there are only forest elephants (Loxodonta cyclotis). There are signs of these elephants everywhere, reminding you that the forest is someone else’s home, and not yours to…