by Chuck Nishihira Sometimes every little detail seems so important. The shape of the leaflet on this Plagiochila versus the leaflet on that Plagiochila. The dark color of one species versus the paleness of another. The more subtle the differences you are willing to look for, the more interesting things there are to see. If […]
by Chuck Nishihira These three photos were taken in situ in Panama. The moss Octoblepharum was found growing nicely on the thin aerial roots of a tree. You can also see a few other bryophytes like a Plagiochila species. This would be a great way to grow this species in a terrarium. Accentuating the ethereal […]
by Chuck Nishihira This diminutive moss is Peruvian, and its identity is unknown. It is like a little gorgonian sitting there not knowing that it is so alluring. Maybe a tiny terrarium solely for this one is warranted.
by Chuck Nishihira So here was the dilemma. While in the Cordillera del Condor, we decided to go hiking one night to look for treefrogs and glassfrogs. We had one good flashlight, one decent headlamp, and one headlamp whose only usefulness was to find the other two real lights in a dark backpack. The group consisted […]
For the last week or so the rain has been constant and at times very heavy. Today during a short break in the rain I sat on my front steps, just staring at all of the wet leaves and the mass that forms the jungle in the front of my house. Not a beautiful garden […]
by Chuck Nishihira