Update, March 23, 2006!
One of our immediate goals over three years ago was to not only bring plant life back to the land, but animals, too.  Paul was treated to our newest inhabitant at TropicRiverWoods...a toucanet known as a collared arašari (pronounced ar a sar i) or, in spanish, ArasarÝ Acollarado (Pteroglossus torquatus).


Collared Aracari (Pteroglossus torquatus)


What follows, is a photographic record of Paul's March 2006 TropicRiverWoods project findings.  So welcome to the continuing progession of a world-class botanical garden

Welcome to TropicRiverWoods, SA Botanical Gardens


The pathways are beginning to really take shape and add an additional permanence to TropicRiverWoods Arboretum.


Newly created walkway before plantings




Winding walkways leading down toward the creek


Here are pictures of the growth that has occured since the inception of TropicRiverWoods.  Remember, most of the plants were started from seed less than two years ago!

Cashew Tree

Breadfruit Tree

Overview of part of the landscape


This is the area where a small cabin will be built

A grouping of Arcantophoenix


This is the first of several Bohios (indian thatch-roof huts) being built on TropicRiverWoods

Bohio made of panama palm leaves

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The intricate workmanship of the inside of the Bohio

The newest section of TropicRiverWoods being reforested is the Pine Barrens with hearty Pinus caribaea seedlings!

Pine Trees

A very healthy looking pine tree

A hillside of pine trees

Our next regularly scheduled Loma Finca Cuatro TropicRiverWoods, S.A. update will be in late June, 2006 during which Paul and Brad will continue to preserve this special parcel of land.

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