Entries in #turtles (18)

Wednesday
Oct182017

My Adventure  Begins

Costa Rica Big Cats, Primates and Turtles was a dream come true. This project includes a variety of wildlife that is only found in Costa Rica. Wildlife back home in upstate NY is not nearly as diverse or plentiful. When I arrived after a long day of travelling and emotional goodbyes, I was met with warmth and smiles.

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Tuesday
Sep192017

Buenos Días Camp  Osita!

It is very difficult to wake up on the wrong side of the bed when there are so many different kinds of mornings to be had here at Camp Osita.

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Tuesday
Sep052017

The Upside I Didn't Expect From Camp  Osita

When considering coming to Costa Rica to get my first experience in conservation fieldwork, I was thinking primarily about the abundance of wildlife that Costa Rica is famous for.

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Thursday
Aug172017

My Stay At Camp  Osita

Back in January my friend Emma and I started on our Oceania and Latin America tour. Costa Rica was already a key country on our travel list due to the care and emphasis the country puts on its natural environment and animals. So, big cats, primates and turtle conservation in Costa Rica seemed perfect.

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Wednesday
May312017

Trail Volunteers Join Camp  Osita

After 6 weeks of high intensity travel through Central America, I arrived at Camposita. The turtles, primates and big cats conservation project in Costa Rica practically wired me to expect the unexpected - or at least feel a constant uncertainty and excitement.

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Monday
May082017

Night Of The Turtles - Part  2

Over the next two and a half weeks, we repeated this process three times per week, and every time, the results were the same...

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Tuesday
Apr252017

Night Of The Turtles - Part  1

It was mid-January when I arrived in Costa Rica and it was only on my second day that I had that first fateful encounter with a sea turtle while on survey. Witnessing a nesting sea turtle is an experience of time travel, as these animals have existed unchanged for millions of years.

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Thursday
Mar022017

It's All Happening In Costa  Rica

After these though days things took a turn for the better. I had an exciting visa run to Boquete (Panama) and after that the weather started to change. And who doesn´t wake up happy with a constant sunshine?!

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Tuesday
Feb282017

Costa Rica Volunteer of the Week - Chris  Willerton!

My first week in Costa Rica has been interesting to say the least!  There has been so much to take in; the scenery, the wildlife surveys, and adapting to life in the jungle.

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Monday
Jan162017

My First Time Seeing A Sea Turtle And Her Nest!

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!

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