A man that harks back to the time of the great gentleman explorers of the 19th century's royal geographical society such as Percy Fawcett and naturalists like Henry Walter Bates, upon whom he models his own life,
even to sporting a magnificent handlebar mustache and dressing in explorer's Khaki. He speaks six languages and is an expert on the Tepuy -
Charles describes himself as a discoverer and an anachronism ( A Victorian term meaning a person or thing old-fashioned and does not belong to the present.) His living room reflects how well he is infected with the Victorian ethos of discovery and wonder at the natural world, looking like a museum with all manner of weird and wonderful beasties on display, from giant tarantulas and butterflies and other tropical insects to capybara skulls, Indian artefacts and a Victorian microscope. Many of the specimens were gathered on his expeditions into the Guyana highlands. Below are just some of the plants and animals that have been name in honour of Charles -Over 30 species.