"What kind of times are they, when a talk about trees is almost a crime because it implies silence about so many horrors?" Bertolt Brecht
jueves, 7 de junio de 2007
Dry forests (Part 6):Up the valley of the Salas River
Driving up the Valley of the Salas River, towards Lanchaco, the landscape changes drammatically. The higher we get, the greener the forest. We drive till the boundary with the cloud forest. Tilansias and Bromelias and occasional orchids are abundant. The tree with The flying tilansia beards and the red seeds is, I guess, a "hualtaco" tree (Loxopterigium huasango). Some one told us, that it's seed are the favorit food of the rare "pava aliblanca" (Penelope albipennis).