It’s been a little while since my last post, but that is only because life has been jam-packed with events in the last few weeks. Day 90 was celebrated on a visa run in Nicaragua, which I hope to post about shortly. However, yesterday was … Continue reading Happy Hundredth Day!
Our monkeys live in a very cool part of the world. You see, Santa Rosa National Park is just one of several protected areas in Guanacaste Province that stretches from the Pacific Ocean and into the Caribbean lowlands of northern Costa Rica. Sandwiched in between … Continue reading Cool Causes and Brief Battles
On Monday, while the rest of the world commuted to work, myself and the team journeyed to the coast for a much needed vacation. Our schedule here is different in that we don’t have weekends or full days off. We have pockets of free time … Continue reading 48 hours in Coco, no Flamingo, actually Potrero
This week, we hosted our first outside visitor of the season. My roommate and fellow field assistant, Sruti’s, dad arrived on Friday via rental car from San José. He arrived bearing gifts of nutella, spare batteries, field equipment, coco butter lotion, and costco-size packs of … Continue reading Views and Volcanoes
Picture this: I am on the ground sitting cross-legged on a paved road. I have a stick in one hand and a small test tube of monkey poop in the other. In front of me are several male Capuchins who have just burst out of … Continue reading Monkey Fights and Explanations
(Wait, did you read part 1? Come on, at least skim it- I’m really proud of that post) So even though I had bravely faced my fears and survived my first shift alone in the forest, we still didn’t find Guanacaste (insert series of frustrated, … Continue reading Night Searches and Beaches – Part 2
Since I wrote my last post, a lot has happened. Sometimes it feels as if one month has passed instead of one week, other times as if a single day will drag on and on. We are forever on the monkeys’ schedule, and the monkeys … Continue reading Night Searches and Beaches – Part 1