William Bartram
Mindo, Ecuador's cloud-forested wonderland
Mindo, Ecuador's cloud-forested wonderland

I've often fantasized about retracing the steps of such naturalists as Charles Darwin, Alexander von Humboldt and William Bartram, who saw exotic places and recorded, in detail, the plants and animals they described so vividly on their expeditions. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Mindo, Ecuador: An April 4 Travel article about the orchids of Ecuador's cloud forests reported the size of El Pahuma, a private reserve, as 100 acres. The reserve is 700 acres. — -------------------- But the armchair naturalist in me didn't want to work too hard or subject myself to the tribulations they suffered as they circumnavigated the globe, climbed the South American Andes or...