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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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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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Hot day of fieldwork with the birds

Yesterday I spent most of the day looking at birds with Ricardo.  Over the past two weeks we’ve been visiting different life zones starting from the highest point in Monteverde and working our way down toward the Pacific Coast.  We’ll … Continue reading

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Where do all the trees for reforestation come from?

It takes a lot of trees to turn an old pasture into a forest.  Over the past week I’ve been visiting a bunch of sites where trees like the ones above have been planted.  These are all native tree species … Continue reading

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Two sides of a mountain

My last post included a sunset.  Everyone loves sunsets.  Like I said in the post, there are amazing sunsets right now on the Pacific side of Costa Rica because it’s pretty dry, which means there aren’t many clouds.  The Atlantic … Continue reading

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Sunset over the Pacific

This photo is a view of the landscape on the Pacific slope from where I’m staying in Monteverde … about 1200 meters (4000 feet) above sea level.  (I just had to put a sunset picture in here at the end … Continue reading

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Getting ready to fly

Tomorrow morning I’ll be getting on a plane to travel to Costa Rica. The flight will take a little over seven hours and I’ll be away the U.S. for a little over five weeks.  While I’m there, I’ll be working … Continue reading

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