Happy new year! The rainy season has started and soon the Tapiche basin will truly transform into a waterworld. The rivers and creeks will swell, swallowing all beaches and creeping steadily up tree trunks, transforming the forest into a canoeing paradise. We've been busy tending to visitors at the reserve over the holidays and new years, but tower construction will pick up again starting tomorrow. We're happy to note large groups of squirrel monkeys regularly passing right next to the tower, which means the jungle is accepting this new structure.