We travelled from Rio Claro through part of the coffee district stopping to see high altitude Páramo vegetation on the way.
We spent the last four days at the Otun Quimbaya Flora and Fauna Sanctuary that is located in an area of cloud forest at about 1900 above sea level.
The area is rich in RBGE focus research groups such as Begonia, Renealmia, Solanaceae and Gesneriaceae….
….as well as some spectacular localities….
The main objective is to teach how to identify plant families….
….and how to collect…
We are now heading to our final field site at the Chicaque Reserve in Cundinamarca.