Field course visits Otun Quimbaya

We travelled from Rio Claro through part of the coffee district stopping to see high altitude Páramo vegetation on the way.

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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.

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The area is rich in RBGE focus research groups such as Begonia, Renealmia, Solanaceae and Gesneriaceae….

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….as well as some spectacular localities….

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The main objective is to teach how to identify plant families….

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….and how to collect…

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We are now heading to our final field site at the Chicaque Reserve in Cundinamarca.

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