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Navidad en Fuego!

Christmas Day, I got off of the station for a while for the first time since I got here. All of us hardcore researchers who were here for the holidays headed over to the home of Alex, a British expat, … Continue reading

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Rainforest Fun Quiz!

Can you spot the meter-long snake lurking in this picture? Neither did I! Fun! In less heebie-jeebie news, I saw my first Red-capped Manakin yesterday! If you are acquainted with me, I have probably already made you watch this. If … Continue reading

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Field Food

Anatomy of a biostation meal: rice, beans, steamed veggies, fresh fruit, and some kind of meat. Nix the veggies, and it’s breakfast. Nix the fruit and it’s dinner. This is probably 400% healthier than what I normally eat left to … Continue reading

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Machacas

La Selva Biological Station, Heredia, Costa Rica Today after breakfast we all lingered on the bridge feeding the Machaca the last of our breakfast. The Machaca are big, acrobatic river fish (Brycon guatemalensis) that feed mainly on fruits and other … Continue reading

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