Apr. 8, 2020
Chateau Nivale jungle tour
Chateau Nivale feels like a place you might visit with Indiana Jones. Lots of exposed rock, festooned with plants. The preserve has many familiar flowers, but they are often growing in unusual places. I probably never saw so much stuff clinging, even thriving on vertical rock faces. Dutchman's breeches may have been the biggest surprise. This one was in a patch of them on a head high rock. Just below was a patch of them hanging from a spot that was actually overhung a little bit. The abundant moss gave the plants just enough of a hold to grow there. The strange feel of this preserve makes each visit an amazing time.