Eden Project: the tropical biome

Eden Project: the tropical biome

If you go down to the Eden Project these days you will find that there have been quite a few changes since it first opened on 17 March 2001, not least being the Treetop Rainforest Canopy Walkway which opened in June 2013. This was extended in 2017 to include a new Weather Maker section where visitors can immerse themselves in understanding how rainforests keep the earth alive. A wobbly rope bridge, a cloud bridge and a spot where you can experience a tropical storm offer breathtaking views over the rainforest canopy.

The Cloud Bridge

If you are able to cope with heights then you might want to ascend to the platform at the top of the 50m high biome. Remember this is a tropical environment and temperatures range from 18 – 35°C

The rainforest biome contains over 1,000 varieties of plants, but don’t expect to get good photos as you will find that because of the heat and moisture your camera lens steams up frequently.

But if you want to experience the sounds, the smells and the heat of a tropical rainforest, this is the place to come to.

Daily Post Photo Challenge | ascending

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the night of the storm cat

the night of the storm cat

The storm cat arrived last night
yowling over the roof tops,
hissing on my skylights
as I tried to sleep below.

He rattled the chimney flue
and prowled stealthily over the tiles,
unsheathed claws scratching,
fishy breath blowing
through every nook and crevice.

He swished his tail
back and forth,
back and forth,
as I waited for him to pounce.

December’s #SquareSky challenge | Storm Cat