Tuesday, May 16, 2017
A Jungle Trail
The usual movie depiction of a jungle involves people using machetes to hack their way through a tangle of vines. There are jungles like that. But most old-growth jungles are relatively clear in the understudy. Because of the trees, very little sunlight reaches the ground in the jungle floor is relatively open. Usually, the area with a lot of undergrowth is where the trees have been removed or have fallen. From my experience in the jungles of Panama and Costa Rica, this path is pretty typical. It is obviously worse than some and better than others. This particular path is in the Arenal National Park in Costa Rica.