Monday December 9, 2019

Oman for all seasons

Irish botanist Darach Lupton visits the Gulf sultanate of Oman, an unlikely paradise for naturalists

6th December, 2015
Dracaena serrulata on the high slopes of Jabal Qara

The life of a botanist is never dull. If plants excite you enough to take them on in the first place, you will be entertained for life. Even more so if you have an opportunity like that which has befallen Irish botanist Darach Lupton. Currently stationed at the Oman Botanic Garden in Muscat, an exciting project under construction in the Gulf sultanate of Oman, every day is a new challenge for him.

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