The Voyage of “The Evolution of the Species”

Charles Darwin, the evolutionary biologist and writer, spent substantial time in South and Central America observing nature to formulate his important work, “The Evolution of the Species”.  The birds and reptiles on the Galapagos Islands, off the coast of Ecuador, were of particular interest to Darwin.  Darwin sailed around Tierra del Fuego (the Land of Fire), at the tip of South America.  On March 7, 1835, Darwin returned from Concepcion to Valparaiso, Chile.