A quick post to cover some ground since January.
February 14, I was innocently witness to a baby howler monkey rescue by a frantic mother on the beach at Punta Uva.
Credit to all those who backed away and discretely avoided complicating the mother monkeys progress. I was steadfast and still as I could be in the shade of a large tree. Please don’t berate me, I walked into this unknowlingly as it happened.
Baby Howler Monkey Rescue – February 14, 2014 – Punta Uva, Costa Rica
Blooms of Southern Costa Rica January 2014
A slideshow of 60 blooms of my travels to southern Costa Rica have been cobbled together without identification. Although many of the plants are familiar to me and I have references, it is not complete and I am hoping to get more info from Monique Girard of San Vito. She, and her obliging husband Marcel are most responsible for the promotion and sharing of these plants within their community, near the border with Panama. Contact them to stay in their lovely cabinas overlooking town or for more info on the flora of this region.
Monique and Marcel San Vito, Coto Brus, Puntarenas – With great thanks to my friends for their hospitality and vigour. firstname.lastname@example.org
Source of nearly all the images here.
Bosque del tolomuco San Isidro – Lise and Rolf
http://www.bosquedeltolomuco.com/ Lise and Rolf – Lots of birds and blooms in the cloud forest with cool nights.
La petite maisons – San Vito – email@example.com
Casa Botanica – San Vito – Kathleen and Pepe
Casa Botanica – Kathleen and Pepe – Wonderful accomodation, meals and spectacular vistas at http://www.casabotania.com/
On the web:
Wilson Botanical Garden http://www.ots.ac.cr/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=220&Itemid=422
Hotel Los Volcanes – Alajuela – Helping make all things possible for everyone http://hotellosvolcanes.com/