Life In the Big Green Jolly

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Bird-watching at Curi-Cancha Reserve

Three-wattled bellbird sitting in a tree

“Where are you? Come on…”, David mutters as he spins in circles. “I hear you. WHERE are you?!” With a low whoop, our guide plants his spotting scope to point at the three-wattled bellbird and waves us over. “Look quickly… Continue Reading…


Oconee County Waterfalls

Chau Ram Falls

We went for the Oconee Bell blooms.  But we got hooked on the waterfalls. Here’s our guide to chasing waterfalls in Oconee County, South Carolina.


A guide to viewing the Sandhill Crane Migration

Group of sandhill cranes standing in Platte River

Come for the Sandhill Crane Migration. Stay for the Midwestern hospitality in Kearney, Nebraska.


Monteverde Frog Pond

Want to see and hear a variety of Costa Rican frogs and toads without traipsing through the jungle?


The Bat Jungle

bats hanging at the Bat Jungle

Bats. Bats. And more bats. That is the magic of the Bat Jungle in Santa Elena, Costa Rica.


A guide to Arenal Costa Rica

Red plant in the Arenal area of Costa Rica

He yells, waving wildly.   The waterfall drowns out most of his words.  My Spanish is not good enough to put meaning to the words I do hear.