It would seem that this exquisite little rain frog (Pristimantis sp.), recently discovered in the Viscaya unit of our reserve in Ecuador’s cloudforest, could be a new species. If so, this would be the second new species of frog found on our Naturetrek Reserve complex!

Blechnum Auratum Subsp Auratum

Martin Rickard travelled on our 'Andean Flora of Ecuador'  tour and submitted this entry to our writing competition

A customer travelled on our 'Spitsbergen- Realm of the Polar Bear'  tour and submitted this entry to our writing competition

Richard Harvey travelled on our 'The New Forest' tour and submitted this entry to our writing competition.

In the far west of Europe’s largest wetland, the magnificent Danube Delta, right on the border of Ukraine, lies a remote private reserve of some thousand hectares. Known as Ultima Frontiera, it protects an extensive complex of old fishponds, lakes and canals, vast reedbeds, floodplains and woodlands that are all easily accessed by the network of raised tracks that separate them.