Tag archive: 'rainforest'

Invincible Green Dreams

With our rich soils, steady water, and equatorial sunlight, everything flourishes. This week we’re hosting a writers’ retreat and we cautioned them: if you happen to drop an idea to the ground, it might grow into a poem. Yes, everything comes alive here, especially green dreams. Many years ago Steven told me of one of […]
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Sloths in Paradise!

Nature guides declare that two-toed sloths and three-toed sloths share common territories in the Costa Rican rainforest, and we now have photographic proof!  Yesterday, a Hoffman’s two-toed sloth, Choloepus hoffmanni,  parked herself in an acerola cherry tree near our reception area. She calmly (of course!) posed for our guests and spent a leisurely day with […]
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A tiny and bright inhabitant of the forest

What is that sound?  A persistent buzz, perhaps?  Mechanical?  It’s coming from a particular location, and you hear it there, in that same place, in the daytime. Is it an insect?  A power tool?  Or maybe it’s the sound of one of the rainforest’s tiniest citizens, the Blue Jean Poison Dart Frog.   Scientists call […]
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