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Anacondas: Trail of Blood

Dying billionaire, Murdoch, hires a doctor to harvest a fresh supply of blood orchids and experiment on a genetically enhanced baby anaconda. Overnight, it grows monstrous in size and appetite, devouring the doctor before slithering free on a regenerative ... read more

On the trail of the orchids

KOCHI: Who thought the orchids grown on the Western Ghats would be a subject of curiosity and much study? Intrigued by the significance of these flowering plants in the region, ecologist Jis Sebastian has taken it upon herself to study the flowering plants ... read more

Two go cycling in Dorset: On the trail of Enid Blyton

Butterflies flit between wild orchids, harebells and clover. We look down on empty beaches of pure white stones, with aquamarine water so pellucid we can see through to sheets of rock strata on the sea floor. It seems more Greek myth than Enid Blyton. read more

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Take a hike into a bog to see rare orchid

and the trail itself is a short walk from the reservation parking lot accessed from the Ward Reservation entrance at 34 Prospect Road in Andover. The orchids are in rare form this year. "This is the best display (John Kimball) has ever seen, and he has ... read more

On the Trail of the Orchid Child

Scientific papers tend to be loaded with statistics and jargon, so it’s always a delightful surprise to stumble on a nugget of poetry in an otherwise technical report. So it was with a 2005 paper in the journal Development and Psychopathology, drily ... read more

Thailand: On the trail of elephants, sun bears and orchids

The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Assn. sponsors a tour of Thailand that's heavy on wildlife viewing in out-of-the-way national parks and animal sanctuaries. L.A. Zoo director John Lewis takes visitors on foot, by Jeep, long-tail boat and even kayak to see ... read more

Highland cattle are grazing a trail for wildlife at Whitwell Common

The two animals are grazing on Whitwell Common, near Reepham, as part of a partnership project aimed at conserving the special characteristics of this valley mire, which supports a host of rare orchids and plants. Despite their size, the hardy Highlanders ... read more

Durango couple soaks up richness of life on Italy’s Amalfi Coast

It is overgrown with ferns and wild purple orchids. Tall grasses sway inside the ruins and ... darting across the rock faces before disappearing. Another, sunlit trail to the right beckons – a sign says it goes to Pontone and Ravello, and on a whim ... read more

The ultimate hike: three tasters of Canadas Great Trail

Trans Canada Trail sign on the path It is a crisp sunny day in the Rockies and all the snow-streaked peaks are sharp against a deep-blue vault of sky. We rise up through spruce and fir towards West Wind Pass. Nathan points out pink calypso orchids and the ... read more


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