The call of frogs, the buzz of dragonflies and the sound of water are like music during the monsoon in the Myristica swamps. The trees, with their network of knobbly roots and damp soil, are like magical works of art that have been carefully preserved since the Jurassic age. The swamps are ancient and alive, thriving with a rich biodiversity of organisms. Butterflies pollinate the fruits, and the hornbill helps disperse seeds to faraway places. The swamps are not just biodiversity hotspots: they are also important carbon sinks, a feature that could help them in the face of increased habitat destruction.

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