Trop Picks: A Picnic The Jungle As summer draws to its inevitable end in temperate climes, those of us in the tropics continue to frolic gaily, enjoying nature’s bounty for all time. Why not have a picnic? Previous August 18, 2015 Get to Work admin Reimagining work as torture. Next August 24, 2015 The Baddest One of Them All: Empress Dowager Cixi admin How a whiffet of undistinguished antecedents plotted and schemed her way to the top is a lesson in bad galing for all the aspiring bad gals out there. The Jungle May 15, 2018 Trop Picks: Sarracenia purpurea navindesigns Why do we have a hard time getting our heads around the fact that carnivorous plants like Sarracenia purpurea are temperate? The Jungle October 30, 2017 Trop picks: Phalaenopsis venosa navindesigns To take this photograph of a Phalaenopsis venosa in flower in Sulawesi, I had to climb up on the shoulders of a hardy guide. A minute later, as I got back down on to what I thought was solid ground, I fell through a pile of debris on the forest floor into a deep hole. Luckily, I grabbed onto a nearby root, so I was not lost forever, although I did lose my lens cap. The Jungle October 30, 2017 Sulawesi: Where Continents Collide navindesigns You’d be forgiven for thinking that the above is a photo of the Scottish Highlands. In fact, it was taken in central Sulawesi. The Jungle September 16, 2017 Trop Picks: Tulips navindesigns The science behind how tulips “remember” winters past.