Tropical rewilding in Brazil - Atlantic Forest - Serra da Beleza.

Agro-Reforestation Project in partnership with EMATER - Rio - official environmental agency for the state of Rio de Janeiro


Fauna and Flora
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Celebrating the precious diversity of wildlife in the region.

A natural oasis was created by Cristina over many years. She replanted the borders and banks of the 3 brooks with-different varieties of bambu , three ferns , ferns, begonias , tropical foliage , Estrelizia, anthurium , Palmito Jussara, trees like quaresmeira , embaúba, jacarandá amidst many others.

The original aim was to stop the erosion of the land in the rainy season and to recreate the natural habit for the birds and wild animals.

The farm manager Alair , in residence for 28 years was guided by her to no longer cut the saplings of sprouting trees in the pasture and areas surrounding the farm house, two farm cottages and outbuildings , a chicken shed, and corral in need of restoration.
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Native orchid and ferns
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Ant Eater - Tamandua Bandeira- a frequent unexpected visitor during our expeditions to pick wild raspberry on top of the mountains
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Bamboo reflected in the natural pool.
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Spectacular tree fern on the border of one of the brooks.
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Bromeliad grow wild all over the woods in the farm


Anthuriums and Estrelizia along the border of a brook.
The wildlife sounds at dusk in the Farm , cicadas , crickets , birds , last ones to join in the frogs
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Paineiras, Espatódea, Salvias, red Hibiscus.
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Sapucaia in bloom.
Flora Gallery

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Scented roses by the front window
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Old fashioned english roses
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Scented roses outside the verandah
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The pool house - paineira and Bouganvillia in bloom
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Native trees framing the roof of the pool house
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Ornamental flower
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Embauba leaves , a natural source of compost for other Atlantic Forest trees
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Ornamental Lilly
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Bromeliad
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Ferns and anthuriums
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Ginger - ornamental from the Atlantic Forest
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Lirio do Vale , Lilly of the Valley, the tropical version
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Estrelizia
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Bouganvillia amidst Jabuticabeiras, a native fruit tree
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Hydrangeas with blue butterfly, Busy Lizzie, ferns
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Helicônia and anthuriums
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Anthurium
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Wild Pineapple with a hovering hummingbird.
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Flowering Sapucaia tree above tropical foliage and flowers
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Wild acacia tree
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Bouganvillia, roses and gardenias
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Espatódea, Quaresmeiras in bloom, Sapucaia, Palm tree
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Manaca da Serra highly scented native shrub
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Esponjinha: vulgar name of this exotic red flowering shrub
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A cheeky lizard visits
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Cockerel sitting on a Bromeliad
Updated February 2021