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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Creepy, stinky, crawlers

Creepy, stinky, crawlers of the Costa Rican rainforest.  The first is a cricket.  The second are an army of ants on the log.

Above and below are stink bugs. Above and below are stink bugs.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Costa Rican Rainforest Flora

Enough slimy, squirmy for now.  Today enjoy the beautiful flora of the Costa Rican rainforest.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Red frog with blue jeans

Seeing the one inch, red, poison dart frog, in it's natural environment, was one of the goals of my trip to the  rainforest.  I was not disappointed as they were plentiful and colorful.  Because of the blue legs they are said to be wearing blue jeans.

The green guy with red eyes was a nice bonus!

Friday, August 3, 2012


Tortuguero National Park, on the Caribbean Eastern Coast of Costa Rica, is even more remote than my last stop. I'm staying at an eco-lodge accessible only by boat.  It's remove is directly proportionate to the amazing number of exotic life I've been witnessing.  Today I hiked with lots of Deet to stave off bites.  We first saw the caiman - a small crocodile that inhabits Central & South America.  

 Then we came across the above fresh ocelot paw print in the mud.