Stewart McPherson three Nepenthes expeditions 2013
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Stewart McPherson has organised three Nepenthes expeditions to take place in 2013. These trips offer Nepenthes enthusiasts the chance to trek through steaming rainforests to reach remote mountain summits to observe, photograph and experience spectacular Nepenthes plants in the wild.
The expeditions will take place over June, July and December 2013. The objectives of each trip include the following:
Philippines Expedition to explore the spectacular summit of Sibuyan (ascended by a knife edge ridge) to the habitat of N. argentii and N. sibuyanensis, and to Mount Hamiguitan (home to the spectacular N. peltata, N. micramphora and N. hamiguitanensis), a lowland trip to see N. merrilliana, N. truncata and N. bellii, and a climb up Sultan Peak, to see the largest of all Nepenthes of the Philippines; N. palawanensis.
Sulawesi Expedition to see the spectacular N. hamata, N. eymae, N. maxima, N. nigra, N. tentaculata, N. tomoriana, N. glabrata and (hopefully) N. pitopangii, as well as the amazing indigenous Torajan cultures.
New Guinea Expedition to see N treubiana and spectacular ancient petroglyphs by canoe, giant highland Papuan N. ampullaria and N. insignis, huge N. neoguineensis populations, and N. mirabilis. Possibly with an additional add on of visiting the famous Baliem Valley – home to fascinating Papuan tribes and cultures.
If you are interested in joining one of these adventures and would like more information, please email Stewart directly: email@example.com . Attached are a selection of photographs from recent expeditions Stewart organised, so you can see what you would be letting yourself in for.
The expeditions are excellent value, and are organised to raise funds to support the Ark of Life rare Nepenthes collection to further conservation of endangered Nepenthes species.