I’ve never seen a turtle close up before, only swimming in the sea from afar or unfortunately, in zoos. However on my very first turtle patrol with Frontier I saw a gorgeous adult female laying a batch of perfect little eggs!
When you consider living in the jungle, there is something that seems to hold most people back…the critters. But once you learn what they are and undertsand their boundaries, you can start to embrace jungle life.
Costa Rica is one of the most bio-diverse places on earth and here on our project in Carate, we spend our days scouring our many trails for any signs of this incredible wildlife. It can often be a difficult task but sometimes, just sometimes, the unthinkable happens and the wildlife comes to you…
Everyone on camp will be away from their families on Christmas – which means we had to work hard to create the ultimate Christmas feeling in the jungle!
Read this interview with Assistant Research Officer Rebecca to find out what life is like working in Costa Rica and why she chose to go there:
Having spent several years working with turtles I might be a bit biased but, for me, sea turtles are one of the most incredible animals there is. I don’t think I’ve ever felt more amazed and privileged than when I’m watching the intimate act of a sea turtle nesting or a hatchling taking its first steps.
You’ve probably heard about hurricane Otto and how the storm affected the northern part of Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Before the storm hit it was unclear if the Osa Peninsula was in danger, this is why our Frontier team got evacuated on an airplane after two weeks of heavy rain and no transportation in and out of Carate.
Living in the jungle isn't the most luxurious but it is worth it for all the fun you will have! These 5 fun facts will get you even more excited about the jungle!
Our Assistant Research Officer Bella Field has survived her first month in the jungle. Just like the rest of us it only took her a few seconds to fall in love with Carate. She tells us all about her experiences so far!