Forest News & Notes – Spring 2014 Newsletter

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Protecting the Forest by Working with People One of the challenges of protecting a 55,000 acre wildlife reserve is that the wildlife doesn’t always stay where it’s supposed to. This means Forest guards wear a lot of different hats. In addition to patrolling for poachers, maintaining trails and keeping the Forest boundaries secure, they help […]

Sleeping, Munching, Moving (slowly): The Sweet Life of a Sloth

We get a lot of questions about one of the CER’s cutest inhabitants: the Three-toed sloth. With its big eyes, laid-back nature, and ever-present look of contentment, the sloth is an easy animal to adore. True to their name, sloths are the slowest mammals in the world, clocking in at the breakneck pace of 0.1 […]

Faces of the Children’s Eternal Rainforest: Meet Luz Mery

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  We have entered July and rainy season is here. Bright mornings begin with the resounding calls of three-wattled bellbirds, and afternoon downpours are followed by a silence punctuated by water dripping from leaf tips and toucans trilling from the treetops. The seeds of wild avocados germinate on the forest floor. It is a time of […]

Rainforest Pictures – 2011 San Gerardo Trip pictures by Maggie Eisenberger

Green spiny lizard (Sceloporus malachiticus)

This is the third batch of pictures we found from the 2011 eco-trip to San Gerardo in the Children’s Eternal Rainforest taken by FCER Science / Travel Director Maggie Eisenberger. Pretty spectacular!

Rainforest Pictures – 2011 Pocosol Trip pictures by Maggie Eisenberger

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Pictures from 2011 trip to Pocosol Field Station in Children’s Eternal Rainforest, Monteverde, Costa Rica, by FCER Science / Travel Director, Maggie Eisenberger.

Rainforest Pictures – 2011 Trip to Costa Rica

Strangler Fig Tree

We just dug up some pictures from some trips (in 2011) to the Children’s Eternal Rainforest in Monteverde, Costa Rica! Here’s the first gallery (2 more following). These pictures are by Donna Mount. If you join us on an Eco Trip to Costa Rica, you have a good chance of seeing similar sights!

Monkey Business!

Central American Squirrel Monkey

Costa Rica has four species of monkeys (called monos in Spanish), three of which live in the Children’s Eternal Rainforest.  How can you tell them apart?  Here’s a photo of each and some fun facts from MCL President Mark Wainwright’s outstanding and beautifully illustrated field guide, The Mammals of Costa Rica: Mantled howler monkey (Alouatta […]

Plant Diversity in the Children’s Eternal Rainforest

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  While the Children’s Eternal Rainforest is home to spectacular wildlife such as jaguars, tapirs, monkeys, quetzals, boa constrictors, hummingbirds and sloths, the forest hosts an even greater variety of plants, including 500 species of orchids and 800 types of trees.  These numbers are impressive, but it helps to have images to visualize this diversity. […]

Jaguar captured on video at Poco Sol

Jaguar Snapshot

Last week when the board of Friends of the Rainforest were visiting Costa Rica they spent the night in the Children’s Eternal Rainforest at Poco Sol. Jim Wolfe, biologist, film maker and ex-board member who has a cabin nearby, put his camera out overnight near the trail from the lake down to the waterfall at […]

Animal Sightings in the Rainforest

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by Rowan Eisner in Monteverde When you’re busy maintaining trails or patrolling for poachers in the CER every day you don’t necessarily think to tell anyone when you see an animal. But for those of us who aren’t in the forest every day it is really special and we would like to know! So Wendy […]