Laquipampa is a wildlife refuge ( Perú´s first) in the Lambayeque region in the north of Perú. Its main goal is to protect the pava aliblanca (white winged guan), which is an endangered species. The reserve is also a haven for various other types of flora and fauna. I was filled with anticipation as we set off early on Sunday morning, expecting to see a whole bunch of wildlife.
I could have returned to my hotel disillusioned and disappointed as we did not actually see very much in terms of animals. To see the pava aliblanca, you would have to arrive very early in the morning. As we did not arrive until late morning, they were already out of sight and probably out of harm´s way. It was still a great day out and a good place to visit, to just enjoy nature.
I was delighted to see more butterflies than I have seen previously, in my entire life. Unfortunately, they proved to be elusive as far as photos are concerned, although maybe I was a bit too slow to capture them.