Final Fantasy 13 conflates the concept with platform cataract, apparently. As environments go, it's weird enough.
This part of the game is not my cup of tea, but then I discovered that by examining Eden, it's possible to return to the beginning of Orphan's Cradle, and from there head back to Gran Pulse or Edenhall to level up a bit. These are all round trips.
Saw a brown preying mantis ca. 6" long on our mailbox this afternoon. It was taking shelter from the downpour whipping around the front porch.