Miniature Forests of Cape Horn

Ecotourism with a Hand Lens

Author: Bernard Goffinet

Publisher: University of North Texas Press

ISBN: 1574414488

Category: Nature

Page: 445

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In the humid forests of Cape Horn, a single tree can host more than 100 species of little epiphyte plants. The floor of the forest and the rocks are also covered by numerous species of liverworts, mosses, and lichens. The decision to stop at a tree or rock and explore these "miniature forests" generates an authentic ecotourism experience. In a small area we can spend several minutes or hours with a magnifying glass or camera discovering the colors, shapes, and textures of the most diverse organisms of Cape Horn. This guidebook enhances exploration by providing information to understand the architecture, life cycles, and identification of taxonomic groups of the organisms that form them.
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