Watercolour pencil and ink sketch
©2004 Charlene Brown
Everything you see and hear becomes a lesson on a Road Scholar trip, and our hike in the cloud forest was no exception. We were getting used to the idea that plants we would consider houseplants back home can be as big as a house in the tropics, and in the case of this ficus, can support a whole ecosystem! There were many plants in addition to the ones shown here, to say nothing of the animals – mammals, birds, reptiles, insects… everything but fish, I think.