Thursday
Aug212014

Welcome new Frontier staff!

Here is Alex (new CA), Dan (new ARO) and Gareth (Central America Trail leader) all proudly wearing their Frontier t-shirts before setting off into the jungle! Enjoy guys!

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Thursday
Aug212014

Surveying otter behaviour

Measuring the location of scat within the river is a key part of otter surveys, as demonstrated here by volunteer Toby and Principle Investigator Bea. This information is being gathered to discover otters preferences and reasoning for their latrine choices. Thanks Sam for the photo!

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Tuesday
Aug192014

Relocating turtle nests

Relocating nests is a big part of conservation on our turtle project. On a night or morning patrol we look for turtle tracks which lead us to the nest. If the nest is vulnerable to the strong tides or to predators then our experienced staff carefully relocate the delicate eggs to our hatchery. Volunteers dig a new nest for the eggs where they can develop in th safety of our hatchery until theyhatch and can be released back onto the beach!

Here's Ellie placing the eggs into their new hatchery nest! Thanks Ellie for the photo!

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Tuesday
Aug192014

Happy Costa Rican Mothers Day!

Mothers day is an official holiday in Costa Rica, and even the capuchins like to celebrate mums! Thanks Josh for the photo!

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Tuesday
Aug192014

Hoping to work in wildlife photography?

Or do you just love taking pictures?! The Osa Peninsular is full of unique wildlife and landscapes, making every day burst with photo opportunities. New volunteer and photographer Kat is taking full advantage of these opportunities to help her pursue a career in wildlife photography!

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Tuesday
Aug192014

Piro Beach Sunset. Just beautiful!

What a prize winning photo of Emily with another amazing Piro Beach sunset. We frequently go to the beach to watch the sunset, play volleyball and this week, Whale watching! Thanks Anne for the photo!

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Tuesday
Aug192014

Otter sighting

Our otter work is the first of its kind in this region, but actually seeing an otter is incredibly rare. Lucky volunteer Emily not only spotted an otter but caught a great shot of one during a river survey! What a treat!

Thanks Emily for the photo!

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Tuesday
Aug122014

Sad goodbyes

Today we said goodbye to 10-week volunteers Sophie and Jane, Scarlett, Ben, Ellie and Anne. Every volunteer is asked to write a message on the toilet door when they leave, and everyone gets the awkward wave until the collectivo goes out of site...

Thanks Sophie and Ben for the photos, and to all of you for all your hard work, and for being great company around camp!

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Tuesday
Aug122014

What's the best way to spend your last day on the project?

Horse riding along the beach and through the forest? Or trekking to a waterfall?! This is how our recent leavers spent it, followed by a camp party! Thanks Sophie and Scarlett for the photos!


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Tuesday
Aug122014

Look out!

You might go out to the forest on a bird survey, but you never know what you will get the chance to see along the way!

Thanks Floss for the photo!

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Thursday
Aug072014

Amazing start of the turtle season

After Osa Conservation rescued a nest of turtle hatchlings from predation early this morning Frontier joined with them to experience the incredible release this afternoon!

Of the 10 hatchlings 6 made it straight to the ocean! The other 4 struggled to make it over the sand and will be going back later tonight to try again.

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Tuesday
Aug052014

All aboard the collectivo!

Today we welcome six new volunteers to our project! After getting off the small plane in Puerto Jimenez, cooling off with a smoothie and picking up some camp snacks, the next step of the journey is 90 minutes on the local transport, the collectivo, down to camp.

Its a bumpy ride but a great first experience of the forest! Thanks Ashley for the photo!

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Tuesday
Aug052014

exciting swamp walk

Greg, Giselle and Owen went on a great Swamp walk the other day! We saw Caiman, a Kingfisher, lots of Spider Monkeys and huge array of reptiles. Here are a few shots of the outing.

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Tuesday
Aug052014

collecting data

A central part of many volunteers' time in the forest involves studying for their BTECs. Here's Sophie at work collecting data for her BTEC on primates.

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Tuesday
Aug052014

Animals of the month, july

With July now past, here is the list of animals seen that month. What will August bring?

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Tuesday
Aug052014

goodbye to june volunteers

June the 7th was our biggest intake of volunteers this year!
Now a few weeks later we are sad to be saying goodbyes to many of them, but not before we got a great group picture at the Laguna Silvestre sunset!

Thanks Danny for the photo!

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Tuesday
Aug052014

treasure hunt

Check out some of these winning photos from the camp treasure hunt!

Staff and volunteers spent the afternoon in teams solving riddles to work out the locations around camp that they had to take photos of different things. We judged the pictures on best group photo, best animal, and best scene!

We also challenged them to make a puppet and snap that too!

 

 

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Tuesday
Aug052014

Conservation at its best

Volunteers and staff today are helping Osa Conservation with tree planting. Collecting seedlings from the forests native species, making plant pots, and planting the seeds! Once they have grown them in the nursery the trees are used for reforestation!

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Tuesday
Aug052014

Amazing animal sightings!

The Osa Peninsular boasts 2.5% of all the worlds species! If you have an eye for reptiles and amphibians take at look this hourglass frog, American crocodile, and gorgeous tree frog who make up just some of this biodiversity you can see here!

Thanks Jessen for the photos!

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Tuesday
Jul292014

Rainy season!

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