Location and Structure
As the Everfree Forest’s name implies, this is the one area so far mentioned where the climate and ecological control of the ponies does not apply. The clouds move on their own, the animals care for themselves and the trees require no aid to grow. This uncontrolled wildness is terrifying to ponies, but to a large degree the forest isn’t that bad to human eyes. It is certainly overgrown and easy to get lost in, with many dead trees and creeping vines, however there are some clear paths and the forest can be quite pleasant in the daytime. Zecora makes her home in the forest without any mentioned problems, and Twilight often goes to visit her. Apple Bloom as went off alone into the Everfree forest in Bridle Gossip , with no harm befalling her.
There are dangers however, similar to those found in untamed forests on earth. Many creatures live there, and some of them are both dangerous and aggressive. Those encountered have included a Manticore , a Cockatrice and even a Dragon . Similarly some of the plant life is poisonous, with the group’s blundering into a bed of Poison Joke in Bridle Gossip leading to serious consequences. The area can sometimes be treacherous as well, there are many cliff edges and ravines and the forest can often be too dark to see due to the tree cover.
Zecora’s homeBuilt into a hollowed out tree, this is where Zecora makes her residence. Decorated with items from her homeland, the building might look scary on the outside but offers a warm welcome to any who require it.