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Indigo Expeditions in Alta Verapaz – Part 3

  Day 6 was going to take us higher and further than we had gone before in our mission to survey the herps of the CCFC campus. We were going up to the ridge trail, right on top of the hills … Continue reading

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Indigo Expeditions in Alta Verapaz – Part 2

            It didn’t take long to recognise general patterns to the weather. While you might initially wake up to some mist lingering around the forested hills, this would clear up, and the mornings would subsequently … Continue reading

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Project Chicchan – Part 5

Day 12 – 28th December Tonight was our final nocturnal survey, this time back to the agricultural edge. Once again, we didn’t find a wide range of species, but the place was crawling with sheep frogs (Hypopachus variolosus), plus a … Continue reading

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Project Chicchan – Part 4

Day 8 – 24th December In the morning, Rowland, Sheri and I followed the natural edge trail all the way to its end – the agricultural edge, where the locals had been working and cutting a firebreak. Rowland’s previous expedition … Continue reading

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Project Chicchan – Part 3

Day 5 – 21st December Today was easily the best weather we’d had so far. It was very clear, and very hot. After we’d checked out last night’s Ninia, Rowland declared that we were going to chill the **** out. Thus, … Continue reading

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Project Chicchan – Part 2

Day 2 – 18th December Following a hard day before, and the jet-lag still lingering, a good night’s sleep did me good, and I woke up feeling fresh and ready to see what came next. The day began with Rowland … Continue reading

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Project Chicchan – Part 1

So, now I’m going to try my hand at some travel writing, and explain just what I was doing in Guatemala at the turn of the new year. This was to help out with Project Chicchan (http://project-chicchan.co.uk/), “a wildlife monitoring … Continue reading

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