“Although we occasionally find the odd new species, our species accumulation curve has flattened out—a good sign that we have made a thorough survey,” writes Paul Sweet from Papua New Guinea.
“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.”