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Frogs, frogs, frogs

Hang in there

frog

Red Eyed tree frog
Agalychnis callidryas La Selva

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Levy Strauss' inspiration

frog
Blue jeans poison dart frog (Oophaga pumilio, previously Dendrobates pumilio)
La Selva

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Back packing with progeny

frog
Blue jeans poison dart frog (Oophaga pumilio, previously Dendrobates pumilio)
La Selva
Note the two tadpoles on this frog's back.

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Artificial bromeliad pond

frog

(Oophaga pumilio) La Selva
Jenny Stynosky frog behavorial research project

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"Tink"

frog
Common tink frog Diasporus diastema
La Selva
The tink frog is named after the sound it makes. The sound is ubiquitous at night, but these tiny frogs are remarkably difficult to locate.

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There is some tink on Noa

frog

La Selva
October 21, 2010

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Large red eyed tree frog

frog

La Selva
October 21, 2010

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Cantarana

frog

La Selva
October 21, 2010

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Frog caviar

frog

La Selva
October 21, 2010

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Flanked by the blues

frog

La Selva
October, 2010

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But things are looking up...

frog

La Selva
October, 2010

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Reptiles

Where he hangs out when he not selling insurance.

geckoe
La Selva
October 21, 2010

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Snake in room episode

"Hi Bob"

snake
La Selva
October 16, 2010

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Chairman of the boards

snake
La Selva
October 16, 2010

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False Fer de lance??

snake
La Selva
October 16, 2010

They say you can tell if a snake is poisonous by looking at the shape of their pupils.
The problem is that by the time you are close enough to see their pupils, it may be too late.
Who are "they" anyway?

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Wood 'n viper: going with the grain

snake
La Selva
October 16, 2010
"That snake looks poisonous to me -- a triangular head. (But I am not an expert.) ... Have you seen "The Social Network"? A quote: "There's a snake in the room!"
Dan Quinn

"I am definitely not a herpetologist, but this snake looks most like a boa costrictor in the field guide to the wildlife of costa rica by carrol henderson."

Phil Eastman

"I am pretty sure that the snake in the photos is a juvenile Bird-eating snake (Pseustes poecilonotus). They get a lot darker when they're adults but the juveniles have that kind of coloration."

Jenny Stynoski

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Face to face

snake
La Selva
October 16, 2010

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Mammals

Eats, leaves, and snorts

peccary
Collared Peccary (Tayassu tajacu)
Local name: Saino
La Selva

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Peccary pequeño

peccary
Collared Peccary (Tayassu tajacu)
Local name: Saino
La Selva

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Pile o' peccary

peccary
Collared Peccary (Tayassu tajacu)
Local name: Saino
La Selva

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Coati treed

bird

Monteverde
October 20, 2010

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Bats

Bat feeder by night

bat

Monteverde

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Going batty

bat

La Selva - river trip
October 17, 2010 - Happy birthday, Spyph

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"Bat are up"

bat

La Selva - last night photo session
October 21, 2010

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Fruit bat, of course

bat

Monteverde - The Bat Cave
October 20, 2010 (Happy birthday brother Alan)

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Living gargoyles

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Monteverde - The Bat Cave
October 20, 2010 (Happy birthday brother Alan)

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Living gargoyles - proper orientation

bat

Monteverde - The Bat Cave
October 20, 2010

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The tale of the armadillo

armadillo

Monteverde
October 19, 2010

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Birds

Great Curassow

curassow

La Selva
Crax rubra - female
Pavón Grande

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One can Toucan

toucan

La Selva

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Great kiskadee

kiskadee
Pitangus sulphuratus
(Bienteveo Grande)
La Selva

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Mot squared

motmot
Broad-billed Motmot
Electron platyrhynchum - great name!
La Selva

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Electron at rest

motmot
Broad-billed Motmot
Electron platyrhynchum
La Selva

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Hummers profiled

hummer

Monteverde

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Can't remember the words

bird

Monteverde

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Still in flight

bird

Monteverde

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Resting

bird

La Selva
This guy was hanging out on a bush near the dining hall.

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Anutter hummer

bird

La Selva

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Invertebrates

Nested genes

hive

La Selva

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Transparent logic

butterfly
Glasswinged butterfly (Greta oto)
Monteverde

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Morpho-logic

butterfly
Morpho
La Selva
October 16, 2010

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"O"

butterfly
Morpho
La Selva
October 16, 2010

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Halloween costume

spider

La Selva

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Tarantula and prey

spider

La Selva

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Working on his web page

tower

La Selva

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Antsy

ants
Leaf-cutter ants
La Selva
October 16, 2010

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When things start hopping in Costa Rica

hopper

La Selva

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Jimminy

hopper

La Selva

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Nema-toad

nematode
nematode
La Selva

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Flora

Arboreal buttress

tree

La Selva

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Curvaceous

vine

La Selva

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Fiddlehead

flower

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Spirals within spirals

flower

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Image and silhouette

fern

Monteverde
October 20, 2010

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Orchid

tower

La Selva

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Aunt and/or kid

orchid

La Selva

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Green orchid

orchid

La Selva

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Purple flower (solanacea?)

flower

La Selva

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Cacao

cacao

La Selva

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Mother of thousands

plant

En route from Monteverde
October 21, 2010

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Avian or flower?

flower

Bird of Paradise
Hotel Bougainvillea
San Jose
October 16, 2010

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Philodendron

plant


Hotel Bougainvillea
San Jose
October 16, 2010

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Shady lover

plant


Hotel Bougainvillea
San Jose
October 16, 2010

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Flora saber

flower


Hotel Bougainvillea
San Jose
October 16, 2010

Fungi

Fung-brellas

fungus

La Selva
October 21, 2010

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Orange cup fungus

fungus

La Selva
October, 2010

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Puffball - Costa Rica style

fungus

La Selva
October 21, 2010

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Rivers

Where the rivers merge

river

La Selva
October 22, 2010

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People

Field trippers

group

La Selva
October 22, 2010

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Phil's new hearing aid

bat ears

Monteverde
October 20, 2010

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Birthday

people

La Selva

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Deedra, Charles, and me

people

La Selva

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Willow, Charles, and me

people

Monteverde
October 20, 2010 (Happy birthday, bro)

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Katie and Danny play bridge in Costa Rica

people

La Selva

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Jenny looks on with admiration

people

La Selva
October 18, 2010

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Bob makes friends with the locals

sculpture

Hotel Bougainvillea
Taken by Dan Quinn

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Building painter

painter

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Squirrel monkey captured

painter

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Rooster rendered

painter

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Structures

Towering idea

tower

La Selva
October 18, 2010

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Bridging towers

tower

La Selva
October 18, 2010

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Long way down

tower

La Selva
October 18, 2010

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Kate and tower

tower

La Selva
October 18, 2010

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Kate and canon

tower

La Selva
October 18, 2010

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Kate and Bob

tower

La Selva
October 18, 2010

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Towering Bob

tower

La Selva
October 18, 2010

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Dieter

tower

La Selva
October 18, 2010

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Suspended notion

bridge

Monteverde
October 20, 2010

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misc

Inadvertent grand tour

tower

Monteverde
October 19, 2010
I took a picture of my map so I could see more clearly as the light began to wane.

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The Trip Itinerary - October 15, 2010 - October 22, 2010

+ October 15, 2010 - Arrive at San Jose, transfer to Hotel Bougainvillea

+ October 16, 2010 - Hotel Bougainvillea to La Selva by bus

+ October 17, 2010 - River boat trip

+ October 18, 2010 - Tree frog behavioral research project - lecture ad tour of research site

+ October 18, 2010 - Canopy towers

+ October 18, 2010 - Tour of La Selva research facilities

+ October 19, 2010 - La Selva to Monteverde by bus

+ October 20, 2010 - Monteverde - canopy bridges walk; "bat cave"

+ October 21, 2010 - Monteverde to La Selva by bus

+ October 22, 2010 - La Selva to San Jose airport by bus - AA flight to Miami

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Other relevant animals pages

+ Frogs
+ Iguanas
+ Geckoes
+ Pigs
+ Bats

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Other Central America - links

+ Costa Rica 1998
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Fellow travelers

+ Al & Julie Butner
+ Cummings, Alice
+ Philip & Jean Eastman
+ Ed Ehmke & Mary Jane Parrine
+ Dexter & Carol Hake
+ Noa Lincoln
+ Kate Lowry
+ Dan Quinn
+ Sara Timby
+ Diane Renshaw
+ Bob Siegel
+ Kathleen & Robert Starmer
+ Jan & Diane Talbert
+ Cary & Zoe Tronson
+ Susan Walz & Dieter Walz
+ Cindy Wilber
+ John & Lysbeth Working
+ Philippe Cohen (organizer) & Cindy Stead

Accompanied by

+ Danny Karp
+ Jenny Stynosky
+ Deedra McClearn (host) - director of La Selva Biological Preserve

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Created: October 27, 2010
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