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Sean Graesser
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Hummingbirds in the hand and hovering around
Hummingbirds are one of the main focuses and quite frankly
one of the reasons finca pura vida is so special.   We have eleven species that occur around the
area and ten that visit our feeder array on a daily basis. For the last four
years we’ve been catchin...
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Back at it.
I left Panama in mid April this year returning
to Connecticut, for a fruitful season of naturalist work in New England. I’m
back on the Nicoya peninsula of Costa Rica, and I can tell you for certain as
always many interesting stories will unfold over the en...
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Twenty-six Feet of Rain
Tomorrow starts my second time being apart of the Forman Rainforest project. Each year three schools from Litchfield send students down with their entrprid leaders to Costa Rica to conduct research on various topics. This year there will be four teams: Spid...
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Misty Mountains with endless jewels.
It wasn’t until about five years ago when I got my first
taste of what the definition of “cloud forest” meant. Monteverde and Santa
Elena are surrounded by, or more precisely engulfed by wet montane forest they
call cloud forest.  The exact definition of “c...
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Capuchin Chronicles
In a private reserve on the coast line of the Nicoya
Peninsula, Tyler Christensen and I’s, organization NPARS, has a banding station
at Silvestre Curu. In a sea of Mango Trees that have long since forgotten how
to produce fruit, sits one of our banding site...
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Baulas on the Beach
The other days as this years interns looked on with
amazement at the spectacle of Olive Ridley Sea
Turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) making their first journey into the vast and unknown ocean, I found myself
reminiscing about an experience with sea turtles fr...
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Tarantula Hawk’s in the Shadows.
Since I started taking Meet Your Neighbour images down here
in the tropics I’ve wanted to photograph a Tarantula Hawk Wasp species. Well
the other night I finally got my wish. After last years many failed attempts at
catching one, they can be very good at o...
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Peccaries between the Palms
Down here in Central America there are two species of wild
pigs the Collared Peccary (Pecari tajacu) and the White-lipped Peccary (Tayassu pecari). My only previous experience with Peccary’s are the
white lipped. White-lipped Peccary (Tayassu pecari) are on...
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