"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
miércoles, 6 de junio de 2007
Dry forests (Part 4): Salas
On H. E.'s property, on the other side of the riverbed, remains (thanks to his protection) a unique fragment of primary forest, which consists mainly of (if I'm right) Pithecellobium excelsum, Muntingia calabura, Loxopterigium huasango, Cordea luthea, Acacia macracantha and, of course, the king of peruvian dry forests - the "algarrobo" (prosopis pallida). Altough we haven't seen any (all forest animals are shy), there must be still ant-eaters living here. There sure are a lot of ants, and lots of birds, iguanas, squirrels, termites, wild honey bees, etc. And then and when the puma appears. We saw bones and furs of goats or sheep.