The fable of the hummingbird and the fire in the forest shows the reality of daily life at Iracambi.

Once there was a fire in the forest, and while all the animals were fleeing  in terror, a small hummingbird was flying  from the river to the fire, carrying drops of water in his beak.

The eagle, seeing that, asked the hummingbird: “Hummingbird, do you think you’ll be able to put out the fire by yourself?” And the hummingbird answered;

“I can’t do it alone, but I’m doing my part.