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June 2019

Research: Jonathan Slifkin was here for 3 months continuing the work of Izzy Soane and Jeffrey Roth on studying Mixed Species Feeding Flocks (MSF) in the reserve. Mixed species feeding flocks are just that, flocks of birds of at least … Continue reading

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December 2013

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 the … Continue reading

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November 2013

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 hike and were passing by when we … 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: It has been almost 12 years since the reserve first started the reforestation project.  The old stumps still loom within the new forest as if to serve as a … 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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May 2013 , Back to the Rainy Season and Tree Planting

Mount Uran covered in cloud.  A view from the researcher’s casita. Tree Planting in a Recovering Cloudforest: It’s a Saturday morning and we are packing small seedlings into our backpacks and gathering tools for the trek up the mountain.  Even … Continue reading

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April 2013

April showers bring…..many creatures out. Research and Volunteering We had four presentations this month as people finished up their research and shared their data and experiences. Crissy and her son Daniel’s evening bat collecting resulted in the identification of 8 species.  Her presentation included information … Continue reading

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March 2013

Research Crissy and her son Daniel (Florida, US) are in the midst of a bat survey at Cloudbridge.   There has been research done at lower elevations in Costa Rica, but investigations at higher elevations has been limited. It will be interesting to see how … Continue reading

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February 2013

 February Blooms February saw Cloudbridge hosting 15 researchers, volunteers and guests, wow what a month! New Volunteers and Researchers this month: In February Cloudbridge was fortunate to have Bastian and Nuria (Germany) walk into the reserve and volunteer to help.  … Continue reading

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