Monday, March 31, 2014

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Hummingbird Week at OS I

Could be another Violet Sabrewing
La Paz Waterfall Gardens
Costa Rica

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Sleeping it off until Spring

Milo is so done with cold weather he decided to snuggle in for a long nap.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Friday at the Feeder

I'm thinking this is a Violet Sabrewing Hummingbird, Campylopterus hemileucurus

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Going Batty

What do you think is under this frond?
 Surprise - It's bats!  Below are two little white bats that hang out in the crease of this plant.

This is another variety of bat, not sure what it is, neither do I really care.  But there they are, you can enlarge the photo for a closer view.  All down in Costa Rica.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Howler Monkey

This guy was heard loudly along with his cohorts at the Selva Verde Lodge rainforest in Sarapiqui, Costa Rica.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Someday my prince will come

They say you have to kiss a few toads, right?
Here's the last of my frog series.  I know you've seen the first photo but the following you haven't.  
 Hello Red eyed tree frog!
 They don't stay wide eyed for long before they begin to shut down.
 Notice the lacy eyelids
Good night froggie!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Friday at the Feeder

 Chestnut-mandibiled Toucan

 Overexposed and out of focus….but he really was at the feeder.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Just two more

Just two more of this little guy before we move on to another kind of Poison Dart Frog.  There are many varieties, if you Google image Poison Dart Frog you'll see the beautiful colors and patterns.  This one was only an inch long.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Strawberry Poison Dart Frog

Well I think I'm back after this little photo hiatus.  Many issues.  Don't ask.
Over the next few days I'll post photos of poison dart frogs from Costa Rica.  This one, as far as I can tell, is a Strawberry PDF.  There are more than 100 species of PDF's varying in patterns and color.  This little guy is also called the 'blue jeans' frog because of his blue legs.  The eat mostly spiders and yummy small insects like ants.

Friday, March 7, 2014


I've had a major malfunction with my computer resulting in the purchase of a new one.  Photos couldn't transfer easily and so I now have to get lost in the cloud to find them.  They are there, just not easily accessible on the new computer.  SO - going off line for a while. Adios.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Monkey Shines!

This is Noelia who lives at the Toucan Rescue Ranch.  She's just a baby Spider Monkey.
The bottom two photos aren't as clear but she was just cute as a little button and making lots of monkey shines.

Monday, March 3, 2014


 In addition to zip lines Costa Rica seems to like it's suspension bridges.  Each time we hiked in the rainforest we had to walk across a long suspension bridge.
 This one had a spiral staircase down to the bottom before the river.
Lori and Jennifer were brave fit enough to climb down in the heat.
They were also the ones that I zip lined with!!!!