Jungle Journal – Flowers of Sani

“Peace, love, flower power, let’s all get along!” Ohhhh hippies, love them or firehose them, there’s always a few hanging around ready to braid your hair and offer you a “complimentary hug”. But flowers are not the innocent beauties people make them out to be. They deceive, they beguile and they manipulate. Nowhere is this […]

Jungle Journal: Deception in the Amazon

The art of deception: Mimicry and camouflage Camouflage and mimicry. Two key strategies built on deception, and present in a surprising number of rainforest residents. Each tactic can be simplified and distilled to one or two key ideas, but I am not going to do that. These are rich, complex and endlessly fascinating topics deserving […]