Thursday, September 20, 2007
The hungry forest
Brazil nut trees are quite large; and the leaves are big too - and plentiful. When we walk under and around these giants this time of the year, we hear the rustle of the dry leaves as our feet plow through the littler. Food for the forest, that's what they become. By the time the next dry season begins, the litter will have vanished completely, all decomposed by termites and microorganisms. The ground is laid bare and the forest will wait for another cycle of falling leaves. More food, that's what they will become. The forest is hungry.