Entries in #wildlife (59)

Wednesday
Nov012017

Puma, Termites and Pura  Vida!

Only 12 days have passed since I arrived at Camp Osita from the East of England and every day has had me completely immersed in nature.

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Tuesday
Oct242017

A Snapshot of Memories from Camp  Osita!

Here are a few snipets from my time in Carate on the Turtles, Big Cats and Primates conservation project. There are too many fantastic experiences to write down so I have just selected a few from my favourite days on camp!

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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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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
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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Wednesday
Aug302017

New  Discoveries

Jim slowly pops open a tiny tupperware box sitting on the table. All of us gathered around the table slowly lean in, ready for the much anticipated surprise he brought to share with us. Hidden amongst scrunched up tissue he picks out an insect. Dark brown in colour with two large front pincers. This is one of three found specimens of its species. This being the only one still living.

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Tuesday
May232017

Adapting To The  Science

As a the Media and Journalism intern on the Frontier-Costa Rica project, my main purpose here is to document all of the work being done by Frontier staff and volunteers, as well as what life in the field is like.

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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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Wednesday
Apr122017

I Wanted To See Nature In Its Purest  Form

Sitting in the only café/bar within 8km of our conservation jungle camp I’m enjoying my first day off at the end of my first week here in Costa Rica.

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Tuesday
Apr042017

A Trip Into Corcovado National  Park

Landing in Puerto Jimenez the girl, who is also a fellow volunteer, climbing out of the small plane that held myself, three other passengers and the pilot turns to me and says “Even the air smells green”. She is right; I have never been anywhere where you are so surrounded by nature day and night before.

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