Your intrepid blog host contemplating the devil's work (Jatun Sacha, Ecuador)

I had been following an army ant raid for half an hour through dense tropical forest when the trees unexpectedly parted to reveal a small clearing. Sun broke through the canopy and fell on a low tangle of furry plants.  It was a monoculture, looking as though planted by a reclusive sort of gardener.

I had stumbled into a Devil’s Garden.

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