November

By means of trees, wildlife could be conserved, pollution decreased and the beauty of our landscapes enhanced. This is the way, or at least one of the ways, to spiritual, moral, and cultural regeneration.
— E.F.Shumaker
 
 
 
 
 
 
November has been a month of construction nearing completion on the classroom and preparation for our first high school group who will be arriving in January.  Tourists are returning to hike as the rainy season subsides.
 
 

New micro hydro system installed for the classroom

 
Water sampling

 Kailen finished her research on dissolved oxygen levels in the streams.  She presented her work and it will be added to the research data on the Cloudbridge website.

Making pigs of themselves

What a ham!

Peccaries have been seen in large groups along the trails.
 
 
 

Adam Thorn Smith from Portland Oregon is a travel writer and a dart player affliated with Darts Around the World –  www.dartsaroundtheworld.com  . He visited Cloudbridge with his travel partner Jules from Australia. 

Adam, Tom and Linda working on a project – an educational dart board for Cloudbridge visitors.
Jules – A seasoned traveller with many interesting stories. She kept us entertained!
 
 
 
The moths and butterflies here are spectacular.  We have captured some of the color and patterns on their wings. This is a reminder to stop and really look at the wonders of nature.
 
 
 
 
Announcements
 
From January through March 2012 Cloudbridge will have two professional  biologists available for information and interpretive hikes.  The welcome centre will be open daily to provide basic orientation of the trails and information on reforestation activities at the reserve.
 
 
Visit www.cloudbridgeadventures.org for information on the exciting new student programs.