In February 2012 a team of 4 Natural History Museum botanists will be travelling to a remote area of tropical forest known as 'El Valle de Silencio' (The Valley of Silence) in Costa Rica. The team will be camping and collecting flowering plants, ferns, mosses, lichens and algae.
As part of the Museum’s Nature Live programme, I’m lucky enough be joining the trip and I’ll be sending back daily reports from Costa Rica in the form of blog posts, pictures and video. If you'd like to get in touch with the field trip you can use the comments sections at the end of each blog.
For a chance to experience the trip come to the Attenborough Studio in the Museum on 11, 16 and 18 February for 12:30 or 14:30 to see a live video link to Costa Rica.