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5. Waking in the Clouds to a Chorus of Birds

By CHRIS FILARDI Friday, Oct. 15 Waking at 1,600 meters in the Solomons is like waking in the clouds. Cloud days begin with a vigil of sorts: a slow and deliberate ascent up a ladderlike trail through the tangles to … Continue reading

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4. On the Origins of Island Life

By CHRIS FILARDI Tuesday, Oct. 12 After 12 hours of walking, climbing and crawling through tangles of huge roots, fern trees and bamboo, our full team has reached and settled into our high camp. We are perched in a small … Continue reading

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3. Journey to Kolombangara Island

By CHRIS FILARDI Sunday, Oct. 10 I awoke in the Solomon Airlines Twin Otter yesterday afternoon and looked groggily out the window. Below sprawled a bewildering array of islands, reefs and tropical ocean blues. On the short one-hour flight between … Continue reading

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2. The Necessity of Conservation, and of Eating Ripe, Green Bananas

By CHRIS FILARDI The capital city of the Solomon Islands, Honiara, really ticks to a different clock. For all its hustle and bustle, rattling trucks, scampering feet, laughter and clamor, Honiara is on Solomon time. As hard as you may … Continue reading

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1. On Guadalcanal, Studying Evolution

By CHRIS FILARDI     Three short hours from the cosmopolitan city of Brisbane, Australia, and a world away, I have arrived in the Solomon Islands. Stepping from the crisp tubular world of jet travel into the familiar thickness of … Continue reading

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