Happy 6 months

My babies are 6 months old today! I wouldn't have expected how much care, attention, patience, and love it took to be a parent of 79 Cecropia obtusifolia saplings. Next week, they will graduate from their solitary lives and receive their very own ant colony to nourish - colonies that I will transplant from trees in the jungle that I have been monitoring for months. This delicate moment has been over a year in the making.