Kibrahacha – A yellow world of fairies

Heavy rains in the middle of April. Not even a week later, all the Kibrahacha trees in the area where the rain fell, start their magic. A yellow extravaganza of flowers, an oasis in the dry and gray forest (mondi). A pot of liquid gold for all nectar feeders such as hummingbirds, bananaquits, trupials, bees, wasps and more. And a visual expression of color we can only gape at. And it only lasts a couple of days. However, after gaping […] Read more »

2011 International Year of Forests – a tree through a magnifying glass

Differences among trees No forest without trees. That’s a given. Forests consist of trees, different species of trees in all shapes and sizes. They all have their own properties. One is almost 5000 years old and still lives on happily while the other has lived its life in less than 10 years. Some species grow to more than 115 meters high, the Coast Redwood in Redwood National Park in the U.S. is one example, and others are no bigger than […] Read more »