Tacuarembó Off The Beaten Path

  • Fossil clam (and present pen)
    Fossil clam (and present pen)
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  • Drosera (and a pen!)
    Drosera (and a pen!)
    by andal13
  • Waterfall
    Waterfall
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    How old are you?

    by andal13 Written Oct 11, 2004

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    Fossil clam (and present pen)

    Close to a town called Curtina (few km far from Tacuarembó city) by Arroyo Malo ("Bad Creek") there is a fossils site, where nowadays a team of Paleontologist is researching; the most important discoveries date from the Pleistocene (1:800.000 to 11.000 years ago).
    If you enlarge the picture, you will see a clam which is about 40.000 years old...

    Cerca de un pueblo llamado Curtina (a pocos Km de la ciudad de Tacuarembó), junto al Arroyo Malo, hay un yacimiento fosilífero, en donde actualmente un equipo de Paleontólogos se encuentra investigando; los descubrimientos más relevantes datan del Pleistoceno (1:800.000 a 11.000 años atrás).
    Si agrandan la foto, verán una almeja que tiene aproximadamente 40.000 años...

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    Beware!!! Carnivorous plants!!!

    by andal13 Written Sep 24, 2004

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    Drosera (and a pen!)

    Actually, this is not a "carnivorous" plant, but an insectivore one; you can find Drosera if you watch carefully when you walk along the fields around Tacuarembó. If you click to enlarge the picture, you will see the "frightening" Drosera by a pen, which lets you realize the size of the plant.

    En realidad, no es una planta "carnívora", sino una insectívora; pueden encontrar Drosera si observan cuidadosamente cuando caminan por los campos que rodean Tacuarembó. Si agrandan la foto, verán la "terrorífica" Drosera junto a un bolígrafo, que les permite darse cuenta del tamaño de la planta.

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    Chorro de Agua Fría

    by andal13 Written Sep 24, 2004

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    Waterfall

    45 Km (28 miles) South from the city, on Route 5, you will find the main gate to Chorro de Agua Fría (Cold Water Spurt). A several kilometers walk through the field and the woods, will lead you to a ravine where is a waterfall in the middle of the native forest. This is an excellent place for birdwatching.

    The Spurt is situated in a private field, so you have to ask permission to visit it.

    A 45 Km al sur de la ciudad, sobre Ruta 5, encontrarán la entrada al Chorro de Agua Fría. Una caminata de varios Km a través del campo y los bosques, los guiará hacia una quebrada en donde se encuentra una cascada en medio de la vegetación nativa.
    Es un excelente lugar para el avistaje de aves.

    El Chorro se encuentra en terreno privado, por lo que hay que solicitar autorización para visitarlo.

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