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Field Trip to the Maple Forests of Talpa de Allende
October 12, 2014 @ 8:00 am - October 13, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
Nearly everyone knows about the movie Jurassic Park, in which prehistoric animals were brought back to life by
mad scientists. While Jurassic Park is fiction, the Talpa de Allende Region, just a few hours from Puerto Vallarta,
harbors a real-deal Pleistocene Park in which unique climatic conditions allow relic species of ancient plants to
continue thriving much as they did while mammoths were still munching amongst them. This includes one of
the only maple forests in the world’s tropics.
You’re invited to join us as we explore this forest which in addition to tropical maples (Hacer skutchii) includes
such botanical wonders as tropical American tree ferns (Cyathea costaricencis), Magnolia (Magnolia pacifica), and
our state’s own variety of oyamel fir (Abies guatemalensis var. jaliscana).
The price per person for this fieldtrip will depend on how many join us (the more the merrier) and whether we
can find volunteer drivers with their own vehicles or if we have to rent a van. Please contact Linda at
[email protected] if you’re able to join us.
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