An Annulated Tree Boa found in the humid, tropical, lowland rain forest of Costa Rica. Annulated Boa’s are rarely seen by humans due to the fact that they live high in the treetops (arboreal) and are active mainly at night (nocturnal). They have a strong prehensile tail which allows them to support themselves on a nearby
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Baudin’s Tree Frog This frog is also called the Mexican Tree Frog. It is not endangered and has been found in many different climates from Mexico to Costa Rica on both the Atlantic and Pacific slopes. This Mexican Tree Frog is one of the largest and most widely found frogs in Costa Rica. The male can be
How to get free trees (including tropical hardwoods), from Costa Rica’s electricity provider, ICE. We applied and were approved for 35 trees of our choosing. This post explains how we did it. We intend to restore our farm with the tree species that would have been here had it not been previously used as pastureland.
Images of a Red Eyed Tree Frog found in Caribbean lowlands of Costa Rica. Tree frogs all have adhesive disks and webbing between their fingers and toes. They all have bulging eyes and can pretty much get as flat as they want. In fact, while photographing these frogs it was difficult to re-position them
The Nance (Brysonima crassifolia) Fruit Tree (Nahn-C). How to make Chicha de Nance or Nance soaked in Guaro. The Nance (Brysonima Crassifolia) tree and fruits are used as far North as Mexico and as far South as Peru. It is a food source for mot-mot’s and robins as well as providing nectar for honeybees here in Costa Rica. The
Mamones Fruit or Mamon Chino Everytime we take a walk around San Miguel we come back with armloads of whatever fruit is dripping off of the trees at our neighbors houses. Yesterday was no exception and this morning we are making our breakfast out of Rambutans, Mamones or Ngoh, depending on where you are from.
Smilisca Tree Frog (Smilisca phaeota) found in Limon Costa Rica This Masked Smilisca Tree Frog was an excellent model. When we moved her from the bamboo to the lipstick palm she just clung on and waited for us to get the shot. We found her in a puddle surrounding our construction site. She had probably just laid
Morning in the Smoky Mountains Image I’ve stated it many times, The Great Smoky Mountains is our favorite U.S. National Park. This image is an example of why. If you wake up really, really early in the morning and head up Newfoundland Gap Road you can capture the blanketing fog. You should try underexposing up
Processingy HDR differently. How it looks on the same tree. This is a tree on our farm in Costa Rica. One can normally see only one or two old growth large trees around “non-protected” areas because farmers cut down trees to sell and to make room for their cows. This tree is in bad shape
Olive Tree Frog (Scinax elaeochrous) The Olive Tree Frog certainly has style. It is the most common frog found in the Caribbean lowlands of Central America below 1,000 meters. This frog lives high in the forest canopy but comes down to the ground for mating. While calling out during mating season this frogs under-belly turns