Ucayali River and Rio Dorado

Nov 05, 2019 - Delfin II


Today the plants of the tropical rainforest were our focus, both for photography and exploration. We walked in forest that is normally flooded, only accessible by boat, for several months of the year. Sandro, one of our local naturalists, gave a presentation on the medicinal uses of the local flora.

Later in the afternoon, Javier spoke of, and gave a tasty presentation on, the local rainforest fruits which included palm fruits, brazil nuts, tagua nuts and wild mango. Our day ended with a late afternoon skiff ride that stayed out past sunset. We came home riding under a star-studded sky after a riverside search for caiman.

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Linda Burback

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Born in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Linda and her Air Force family moved extensively throughout the U.S. when she was a child. Linda continues to travel and explore a broader spectrum of the world as a naturalist with Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic. Linda earned her B.Sc. in horticulture from the University of Arizona in 1985 and worked with this degree in the commercial cactus industry for sixteen years.

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