Update November 2021

Hope everyone is doing well as we rapidly approach the Holiday Season. We have a couple of new shows that we will be attending that we would like to highlight. The first is the Niagara Botanical Convention on Saturday, November 20. Details are here on their website. This is our first time vending at a plant specific show so we are really looking forward to it. We hope to attend many more plant shows in the future. Following the Niagara Botanical Convention, we will be back at the Ontario Reptile Expo on Sunday December 5th. We will have on hand, Read More…

Update Autumn 2021

Anybody still subscribe to this newsletter? Needless to say, it has been an extremely long time since we have sent out an Understory Update. Lots of changes have taken place; the biggest ones all have to do with plants.  Over the past couple of years, we have retooled a lot of our infrastructure and resources towards the production of a large selection of terrarium and houseplants.  Our focus is geared towards smaller aroids and epiphytes which are generally well suited to growing in tropical terraria, and also alongside dart frogs.  That being said we do also grow a selection of Read More…

Update Summer 2021

A website update and overhaul is long overdue! We will be hard at work over the next little while on the site finally updating the plant section so that it better represents the diversity of species we offer. The frog section will also be re-worked so that it more accurately represents the species we are working with. Stay tuned and as always thanks for your support!

Understory Update – January 2019

Wishing all of you a peaceful, joyous and prosperous New Year! Looking ahead into 2019, it is already looking to be a busy one. The Expo season is off to an early start, with the first Expo of the year scheduled for January 27th at the new home of the Expo, the International Centre. The venue is a great home for the Expo and we look forward to a full Expo schedule. Due to other commitments and endeavours outside of the frog world we will be exporting to the US only two, possibly three times this year instead of the Read More…

The Sira Part 1

Prelude The following is intended to be the first in a short series of 3 or 4 installments recounting our travels, our adventures and our misadventures experienced in the very remote Serrania de Sira whilst looking to rediscover the lost or at least largely unknown frog which at the time was known as Dendrobates sirensis, Aichinger 1991. This was written initially in late 2005 in a journal I kept. Though now more than 13 years has passed since the first of these expeditions transpired, the memories are in many cases still so fresh that it seems as though it all Read More…