Radio Boston visits the Arnold Arboretum to learn more about the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, or “forest bathing,” on a walk through the landscape with certified guide Tam Willey. Listen in at WBUR Radio Boston.
We’ve almost finished the fieldwork! Last week I completed the morphotyping of the 582 trees in the four 0.25-ha sample plots, and the collecting crew has nearly finished obtaining samples of the ca. 117 taxa we recorded there. All but about 10 of these taxa were collected by either using a 10 m aluminum pole […]
Before getting on to the business of forest tree composition, a brief zoological interlude. This site seems to have more snakes than anywhere else I’ve been to in Indonesia. If Waigeo was “bird-land,” this is “snake-land!” Admittedly, the snakes I’ve seen here have not been very big. However, a small snake can still give a […]