Head over to the Student Gallery page on our website to check out a selection of images that Lelydorp students in the PICC–SFFP project made at the Tropical Butterfly Center and Peperpot Nature Park on October 8 –11, 2018.
Walk in a lowland forest in Suriname and you’ll hear an extraordinary symphony of birds, monkeys and insects. Orchids drape from the branches, dragonflies lite on branches, and colorful jacamar, woodstar and tanager birds flit in the tangled shade. Ancient lianas form twisted patterns in their loops and curves down to the dense understory which conceals jaguars and pumas, and their prey of agouti, deer and pecari. Groups of capuchin and squirrel monkeys call close to the trail, feeding on insects, and the flowers of the kofimama tree (so named for the protective shade that it provided to the coffee plants in the original plantations from the 1700s).