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NEWS

2018-07-04

- After very busy times, back to work on the site. Last year I made a few exploratory trips so now have a lot more information on the distributions of jongheanas and purpuratas (and a lot of other species). Might be able to add them to the tour schedules in the future. Visited a few orchid shows and these too will be added to the schedule. Updates will hopefully be more constant from now on.

2016-11-17

- The trip schedule for 2017 is ready, and this is going to be sort of a template for the following years's plans. These are some of the best times of the year to see plants in the wild and sometimes an orchid show here and there. And about shows, we are adding specific ones for Cattleya walkeriana and Laelia purpurata seasons.- Quite a few new areas have been visited this year, a few of them surely to be included on future tours.

2016-01-15

- A short photo travel log of our last big tour has been added to our "Photos" page. It should give just a brief idea of some of the highlights of our travels.

2015-11-30

- Our first large group trip finished on the 5th, and was a resounding success. We saw verything we were supposed to see, even though the weather was not very cooperative sometimes. But this actually helped the participants to see how plants really grow. The sad note is that this year was especially bad regarding brush fires. Full account of the trip is being prepared and will appear on the 'Photos' page. Participants also enjoyed the countryside and especially the food, as expected.

2015-02-20

- Finally the site is live. It is by no means complete or final, but from this point on, it is just a matter of adding information. Any suggestions are welcome so please let me know.

Welcome to our new Travel site. Here you will find information about Brazil and its orchids, and also learn more about the way you will be able to visit the natural habitats and observe and photograph the plants the way they grow in nature. As development and habitat destruction keep increasing at an ever faster and alarming rate, this is getting more and more important. Besides enjoying some beautiful scenery, you will see the plants, observe their variation and gather a lot of useful information on how to better understand and cultivate them. Although our main objective is to observe, photograph and discuss its orchids, Brazil has an incredibly varied flora, and orchids share their habitats with many other interesting plant species. On the mountains, the variety of flowering plants is staggering as are the lichens, mosses and fungi. Among these plants that are typical on the mountain areas, vellozias stand out and bear incredibly beautiful and colorful flowers giving a very distinctive look to the landscape. And last but not least, Brazil also has a very rich fauna, so we can always find a great variety of mammals, birds, reptiles, insects, etc. for the delight of people that also like to observe and photograph them.
    Hope you enjoy your visit here, and that this is just the beginning of a rewarding journey to a beautiful country and its marvelous orchids.

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Hadrolaelia jongheana, and some perspective distortion just for fun.

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Brasilaelia purpurata, and yes it grows on rocks too. Here together with Epidendrum fulgens.