by Campbell Plowden
Our mission for the day was to check on the status of rosewood seedlings planted in the fields of four families in the Bora village of Brillo Nuevo. We taught one group of four young men to use digital cameras to take photos of the other team measuring the seedlings. When we had enough shots of the basic tasks, we turned our lenses to capture images of critters hopping or flying about the leaves. These included multi-colored grasshoppers (even one with a sort of pointy horn on his head), wasps, assassin bugs, a butterfly, dragonfly, and tiny frog.
Thank you for providing tentative identification of any of these insects or frog as a comment. Learn more about or donate to this project at: www.AmazonAlive.net
Catalog of bird crafts made by artisans from the communities of the Marañon basin in Peru. You can see more in our online store: https://amazon-forest-store2.myshopify.com/
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GREEN ANACONDA AMAZON GUITAR STRAP - HAND-MADE AND FAIR TRADE This unique fair-trade Amazon Guitar Strap was hand-made by Bora native artisan Monica Chichaco from the village of Brillo Nuevo from comfortable, sturdy and flexible chambira palm fiber. It has a high-quality brass-plated buckle so its length can be adjusted to fit the guitarist with any folk or electric guitar.
Available in black, dark brown and green from the Amazon Forest Store at: https://amazon-forest-store2.myshopify.com/products/fair-trade-hand-made-guitar-strap-anaconda-gs01?variant=8139898159204
This is a great strap for musicians to show their appreciation and support for native culture and the environment. The Anaconda model is based on a traditional Bora pattern of this large snake that lives in the rivers and forest of the Amazon. Each strap comes with a tag listing the artisan's name and community and the plants they used to make it. Sales help create a sustainable livelihood for artisan families and support health, education and conservation in their communities.