Entries in #jungle (47)

Wednesday
Feb072018

Melissa's  Memories

I put my name down for turtles today so my alarm went off at 4:30am. Looking down Leona beach, the moon was low in the sky, so it was really big, and shone really bright. Turning round and looking down Carate beach, the sun was rising slowly setting up the day.

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Wednesday
Feb072018

7 Things I Learnt in 7 Days at Camp  Osita

It was a jam packed week, that's for sure. Settling in, meeting people and learning some much needed jungle tit-bits. These are 7 of the things I learnt in 7 days at camp Osita.

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Tuesday
Jan232018

My Birthday in the  Jungle!

While I normally associate my birthday with snowball fights, skiing and hot chocolate by a fire, this year was a bit different...

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Wednesday
Jan102018

A day in the life of a jungle camp  volunteer

On my second day at Camp Osita, I decided to make the most of the more local trails and surveys on offer. 

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Thursday
Nov162017

A Week in the Jungle  School

After being a week in jungle, I taught local children in the school English. I had support of a fellow volunteer who has in the past already taught the children English.

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Monday
Sep112017

Bright Beasts and Identity  Thieves

The jungles of Costa Rica are home to some of the most diverse communities of wildlife in the world. Across the many ecosystems in the country, every species has its own unique strategies for survival. Some animals will use camouflage to hide in plain sight from predators, or even their prey. Others may have a powerful bite as a defence mechanism, such as the bullet ant.

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Tuesday
Jan102017

Camp Critters

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.

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Monday
Jan092017

First Impressions

Frontier's Costa Rican jungle camp is incredibly picturesque and situated just outside the Corcovado national park. The camp is a real oasis in a chaotic and crazy jungle. However, it's perfect location for surveying wildlife and really getting a rare picture of how this jungle works. 

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Tuesday
Jan032017

Puma Gate

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…

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Friday
Dec232016

Christmas Week At Camp Osita

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!

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