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October 2019

October has been another fun and exciting month here at Cloudbridge Nature Reserve.    As many of you know, October can be a rainy time of year in our part of Costa Rica, but this year it hasn´t been too bad.  … Continue reading

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September 2019

September is Costa Rica´s civic month – the country´s Independence is celebrated on the 15th, with parades, folkloric dance, singing of patriotic hymns and delicious typical food. In 1821, Central America (including Costa Rica) was granted Independence from Spain, which … Continue reading

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August 2019

Research and Volunteers: Dylan  presented the preliminary results on a new camera trapping program we have been setting up in the reserve. The new program has set up 8 cameras in the reserve, that we rotate through 16 locations every … Continue reading

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July 2019

A beautiful photo of a Talamanca Viper sent in by Ariadna Bach who visited Cloudbridge. We welcome Carrie Visintainer the new manager of the Cloudbridge Nature Reserve. Carrie’s just arrived at Cloudbridge from Colorado. With a background in communications and … Continue reading

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June 2019

Orchids can be seen all year round. It is a matter of looking carefully as they grow as hidden gems in the forest. Research: Jonathan Slifkin was here for 3 months continuing the work of Izzy Soane and Jeffrey Roth … Continue reading

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December 2013

Jaguar These photos of a jaguar were taken by a camera trap in the next valley over from Cloudbridge.  This is the closest siting to the reserve of these beautiful cats. Volunteers/Research Clarice Esch returned to Cloudbridge to continue her research on … Continue reading

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November 2013

Capuchin monkey close to the volunteer casa This month the Capuchin monkeys have wandered across the river into the trees close to the volunteer casa.  On one occasion a local family had walked up from San Gerardo to Cloudbridge for a … Continue reading

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October 2013

The Peaks of Uran against an unusual blue sky for October The rainiest month of the year has been a mixed bag of some sunny days, some cloudy days, and some very rainy days.  It does seem though that we are getting less … Continue reading

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August/September 2013

“Always have a dream that lasts longer than a lifetime” Jack Layton —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Reflecting: The stump of a tree cut down for agriculture many years ago. The secondary forest is emerging all around it. It has been almost 12 years … Continue reading

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June/July 2013

“But I’ll tell you what hermits realize.  If you go off into a far, far forest and get very quiet, you’ll come to understand that you’re connected with everything.”                                                                                                              Alan Watts ________________________________________________________________ Welcome back Holly Mckelvey.  Holly is a former … Continue reading

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