Category Archives: Costa Rica

The New Year (and back to Costa Rica soon)

The New Year is approaching and I’m looking backward and forward at the same time.  It’s been an incredible year … probably one of the most life-changing that I’ve had.  The biggest event is that two amazing kids have joined … Continue reading

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Moth quietly meets demise by fungus

Creepy, fascinating, and just plain “wow-inspiring”, fungi that can control the behavior of insects are an incredible story from the files of evolution.  This moth likely met the end of its life at the hand (or mycelium?) of a Cordyceps … Continue reading

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Help fund cloud forest research in Monteverde, Costa Rica

Researchers studying the cloud forests of Monteverde are looking to purchase equipment that will help them document the amount of cloud cover that surrounds the forests throughout the year.  One of the main goals of the project is to document … Continue reading

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Steps toward successful reforestation

One thing is certain … we got a lot of work done! I’m just getting back into life in Massachusetts after returning from Costa Rica last week.  I’m particularly happy with the way that the reforestation work ended.   We managed … Continue reading

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Cloud forests and epiphytes

You know you’re in a cloud forest when most of the trees around you are covered with epiphytes.  A single tree may have literally dozens of different species of plants growing on it, and it’s exactly this kind of “packing” … Continue reading

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Scorpions and the benefits of glowing

It seems that it’s scorpion season here in Costa Rica.  I found this one outside my cabin one evening recently … and then cleared out two more from inside.  They tell me that it’s pretty common to come across them … Continue reading

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A little traveling, wildlife, and beaches

I just got back from a little traveling with Paul away from Monteverde to the southwestern part of Costa Rica to check out some places I haven’t seen yet.  A lot of people travel to that part of the country … Continue reading

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