Keeping up with Langur monkeys in Sri Lanka

Diary day 10,(2016 field trip) the plod up the road was hard, exposed and open, with paddy fields one side and swamp the other, a cluster of trees becomes an oasis in this landscape. Big beautiful Rain trees, the first had a huge bat colony, the second a shady retreat for a troupe of Langur…

Looking for Forest Jewels

Diary day 13,(2016 field trip) A bit of good luck, having found a specimen of Nepenthes distillatoria on the track to our jungle base, so close I could use a chair from the hut, what luxury! Sri Lanka only has this one species of these beautiful plants, they are of the carnivorous variety and the…