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Name: Ursula
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Jul 17, 2013 2:19 PM CST
Around Mindo -
vegetation is a raining Cloud Forest and it did rain every day. It is advisable to bring a Polartec jacket for warmth and rain gear. Shoes will get soaked on this trip and most of the socks are ready to be "disposed" by the end of the day. I took many pictures on this trip under the protection of an umbrella, to keep the camera dry. Despite that we were comfortable and happy to climb a hill, trot knee-deep through vegetation which many times consisted of orchids, to visit the many habitats.
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Mindo Garden
Klaus and Gilberto
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our cabin
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This place was a Hummingbird paradise, I spent some time watching them around the feeders.
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Cranichis sp., very pretty along the path
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Stelis pusilla

Scaphosepalum microdactylum
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Masdevallia ophioglossa

Masdevallia nidifica

Scaphosepalum beluosum

Pleurothallis ruberrima

Taking a break here
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