A private wildlife refuge means you need a guide to walk the trails anywhere but by the coast. Florentino aka Tino is one of the best. Safety conscious (three reasons you don’t grab a tree to balance) and knew where to find the creatures and all about the plants.
Travelexperta summarises this refuge well.
Walking palm moves to the sun and can move up to a metre a year by growing new roots and discarding the ones it no longer needs
Diversity of flora
Golden orb spider – it tickles
Another reason not to grab the plants
Leafcutter ants form highways and mark them with pheromones for their colony to follow
Noni has many health qualities but stinks like blue cheese
rhinoceros beetle – dead
the fauna changed many times on the walk. We went through virgin…