Peru Discovery - Conclusion

Peru Discovery - Conclusion

May 16, 2012 | Nick Snakenberg
We awoke at four o’clock to a very light rain and are hopeful that it will not be too much to keep the parrots from descending upon the clay lick this morning. After a short boat ride up river to a sand bar, we hiked to research blinds located a hundred meters or so from the clay lick and settled...Learn more
Madagascar Discovery – The Trip of a Lifetime!

Madagascar Discovery – The Trip of a Lifetime!

May 10, 2012 | Sarada Krishnan
Since the separation of the tectonic plate from Africa 165 million years ago and from India at the end of the Cretaceous period about 70 million years ago, Madagascar has been evolving in isolation leading to the emergence of numerous and distinct forms of plants, animals, and geological features...Learn more
Peru Discovery - Chapter 7

Peru Discovery - Chapter 7

May 4, 2012 | Nick Snakenberg
For several folks in our group, today is the beginning of the second phase of our Peru Discovery adventure. After seeing the country’s desert coast and high Andean Mountains, we are off to the Amazon River basin of Southeastern Peru. After a quick flight from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado, we hopped a...Learn more
Peru Discovery - Chapter 6

Peru Discovery - Chapter 6

April 12, 2012 | Nick Snakenberg
For most of the group, today is our last full day in Peru. We’ve been incredibly lucky with weather and travel, but today our luck may be changing. A few years back, during a period of extended heavy rain, a stretch of train lines along the Urubamba River (the only reasonably convenient way to...Learn more
Peru Discovery - Chapter 5

Peru Discovery - Chapter 5

April 5, 2012 | Nick Snakenberg
For several travelers in our group, today is the day we’ve been looking forward to since we first signed up for this trip. Today we will receive a guided tour of the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel grounds to see the hundreds of orchid plants and flowers being tended by the staff. Since 1975,...Learn more
Peru Discovery - Chapter 4

Peru Discovery - Chapter 4

March 22, 2012 | Nick Snakenberg
I have wanted to visit Machu Picchu since I first glimpsed a photo of it in my 4th grade geography text book. Today, along with the rest of our tireless group, I would get that opportunity. There are many theories of how Machu Picchu was used by the Inca Empire but several are more accepted than...Learn more
Peru Discovery - Chapter 3

Peru Discovery - Chapter 3

March 15, 2012 | Nick Snakenberg
After a quick breakfast at our hotel, our adventurous group of travelers loaded a bus and began a day of exploration of the Urubamba Sacred Valley. After following the Urubamba River out of Cusco, we began climbing along a new highway to Cuyuni Pass, a mountain peak at an elevation of nearly 14,000...Learn more
Peru Discovery

Peru Discovery

March 1, 2012 | Nick Snakenberg
In mid-February a group of Denver Botanic Gardens supporters and I began an exciting journey to Peru, spending time in each of the three major climate zones – the coastal desert, mountainous Andes highlands, and the rainforest of eastern Peru. Over the next several weeks, I will present highlights...Learn more
'Monarchs of Michoacan' Day 1: Morelia

'Monarchs of Michoacan' Day 1: Morelia

February 6, 2011 | Sarada Krishnan
We start our day with a walk from our hotel to the Museo del Dulche (Candy Museum). This museum was created to preserve the candy making history of the local people. We are greeted by staff dressed in vintage costumes dating back to the 1900s and are given a demonstration of the candy making...Learn more
Mexican Journal: Day 6 – Eduardo Ruiz National Park, Uruapan

Mexican Journal: Day 6 – Eduardo Ruiz National Park, Uruapan

February 14, 2010 | Sarada Krishnan
After lunch we head back to Morelia from where we return home to Denver the next day. As I look back at this entire trip, I feel very fortunate to have had this culturally rich experience. Many folks contributed to the success of this trip. Thanks to Sheridan Samano of Reefs to Rockies for putting...Learn more

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