Prolific Pitchers

We have come across some fantastic Nepenthes during our time at Baku. Fortunately for us, guide Mohammad specialises in pitcher plants so spotting, identifying and learning all about these extraordinary plants was very interesting. Nepenthes are a carnivorous genus of plants, luring in their prey by giving off a fragrance of rotten meat and having red […]



During our evening out exploring Kuching, we came across a henna artist painting beautiful patterns onto customers hands. Henna is the use of a prepared dye extracted from the plant Lawsonia inermis and is traditionally used to stain the skin in shapes of mandalas, flowers and many other patterns to intensify beauty. Lots of the […]


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 […]


Hi I’m Zoe

For those I have not yet had the pleasure to meet, I am an ex student of the orchid project and now a professional horticulturalist. I left school 5 years ago after being part of the project for all of my school years. I got involved in all aspects of the project but my passion […]