WSBEorchids

Highlights so far

A few days in and we have accomplished so much already. Recovering remarkably quickly after our long haul flights, we have acclimatised to our new equatorial environment, managed to navigate Kuching via the cat roundabouts, worked alongside our orchid partners in school, trekked many wet slippery steps in a tropical storm to discover and photograph […]

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Fun with blowpipes

During our visit to the Penan tribe’s village, we had some fantastic fun shooting darts at a target using the traditional hunting weapon of a blow pipe. The darts are traditionally dipped with poisonous latex from the tree Antiaris toxicaria, which can kill a human in a matter of minutes. Fortunately for us, the darts […]

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Mammals of Mulu

Our most numerous mammal spot by far was bats. Here is a small group emerging from Deer Cave for a night foraging for insects. The largest constant stream of bats was three times as wide and lasted twenty five minutes (very unusual according to Henry) There are 15 species of bats in the cave and […]

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Wonders of Mulu 2

We are just back from an inspiring two days exploring one of the worlds most divers habitats, Mulu National Park. The park is most famous for its caves (the entrance to the world’s biggest cave, deer cave) it’s bats and variety on insects, reptiles and frogs. It also has one remarkable endemic orchids and we […]

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