This afternoon I joined Meg aka Machete Meg (Think Lara Croft with Machetes), Meredith, Rachel, Kate, Christina and Courtney on a hike up the ridge trail. It was a lovely afternoon with gorgeous views but extremely muddy. Halfway up Professor Scott Shaw pointed out Napo townsendi Wasps living on the Dendrophorbium Plant. This was so cool as they have just recently been given scientific names. Meg and here trusty machete led us up and onwards through the slippery mud. When we reach the top we had to turn back as the mud was really atrocious, the views though were so gorgeous. On the way down the girls skillfully managed to get a Bromeliad off a branch that was slightly high. I managed to find some cool specimens.
New Wasps , Bromeliads and Machete Meg