9 June 2016, Chengdu
The AGS Tour to Sichuan has arrived in Chengdu. David Haselgrove has sent back these pictures.
Street food looks tasty -
especially the rabbits' heads!
12 June 2016, Gongganlen Pass
Our first Flower Walk of the Tour. Three Meconopsis species:
14 June 2016, Huanlongsi
Natural tufa pools spread down a valley.
Weather good this morning but rained by lunch.
You are not allowed off wooden boardwalks so cannot get close to the plants.
LOTS of Cypripediums tibeticum, calcicola and flavum.
15 June 2016, Xueshanliang Pass
A good day for plants, but unfortunately cut short by rain.
16 June 2016, A Driving Day
A driving day up onto the Tibetan plateau. Stopped to look at a monastery.
16 June 2016, Tibetan Plateau
Meconopsis punicea in the right foreground.
17 June 2016, Yellow River and Yangstze River Wate
17 June 2016, near Hongyuan
The largest patch of Meconopsis integrifolia I have ever seen.
18 June 2016
20 June 2016
21 June 2016, Zeduo Pass
A driving day much to disgust of some of more desperate plant people!
Watch this space for more plants.