“At night, the screams of Cuscus, arboreal marsupials, and many species of frog fill the chilly night air,” writes Paul Sweet from base camp in Papua New Guinea.
“The forest feels like a super-saturated giant green sponge, where thick moss grows on everything,” writes herpetologist Chris Raxworthy in a dispatch from Papua New Guinea.
“I had expected that getting here would be hard,” writes Paul Sweet from the field. “But I had no idea how hard.”
A village event holds up the Explore21 team at base camp in Malaumunda.