Orchid Conservation Alliance site visit to our Dracula Reserve, supplementary photos

My last post on the Orchid Conservation Alliance visit to our Dracula Reserve was quite long, so I had to leave out some photos. Here I will add a few more from that trip:

Northwest Ecuador is the home of Anthurium andreanum, the main wild ancestor of all the anthurium hybrids sold today around the world for cut flowers.

Anthurium andreanum, the main wild ancestor of all cut-flower anthurium hybrids, growing wild here. Photo: Lou Jost/EcoMinga.

Heliconia species. Photo: Lou Jost/EcoMinga.

Heliconia species. Photo: Lou Jost/EcoMinga.

The forest in the fog, behind the foreground ridge, is our newest purchase for the Dracula Reserve. Photo: Lou Jost/EcoMinga.

The forest in the fog, behind the foreground ridge, is our newest purchase for the Dracula Reserve. Photo: Lou Jost/EcoMinga.

Sobralia bimaculata was common on roadbanks and in forest clearings. Photo: Lou Jost/EcoMinga.

Sobralia bimaculata was common on roadbanks and in forest clearings. Photo: Lou Jost/EcoMinga.

Scaphosepalum cf swertifolium, an orchid. Photo: Lou Jost/EcoMinga.

Scaphosepalum cf swertifolium, an orchid. Photo: Lou Jost/EcoMinga.

Lou Jost
EcoMinga Foundation

3 thoughts on “Orchid Conservation Alliance site visit to our Dracula Reserve, supplementary photos

  1. It was a wonderful experience visiting the Dracula reserve, even if my camera was the first victim ! These areas have “an embarrassment of riches” as far as flora and fauna are concerned ,and thank god that there are people like Lou that dedicate their lives to protect them.
    Thank you ! ,and hope to meet with you again in the future.
    Spiro K.

    • Spiro, it was a pleasure to have you along. Your sharp eyes spotted several things that I wouldn’t have seen. Sorry about your camera! Were you able to fix it eventually?

      I also hope we cross paths again, maybe in some of our other reserves?

      • Camera is repaired and looking forward to the next adventure !
        Till next time !
        Spiro K.

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