Top of Rincon

Costa Rica 2014
Marietta College Biology
and Environmental Science
Field Trip

Album

The 2014 Marietta College Biology and Environmental Science Trip is now in the history books. Some noticeable firsts and other things of note:

Dung Beetle

Trevor becomes a human Dung Beetle.

 

 

Cloud Forest

The cloud forest at Monteverde was actually cloudy (it was in 2005 as well).

 

 

Poison Dart Frog

A Strawberry Poison Dart Frog at El Zota.

 

 

Mantid

A Leaf-mimicking Mantid

 

Transect

Making our own transect line.

 

Poison Dart Frog

We had never seen this species of Poison Dart Frog before.

 

Katydid

Trevor makes a friend.

 

Beetle

Rachel pioneers new fashion statements at El Zota.

 

San Gerardo

We went above the cloud forest at San Gerardo Del Dota.

 

Dinner

Spaghetti dinner at San Gerardo.

 

Moths

Moths!

 

Paramo

We reached the paramo, a high-altitude ecosystem.

 

Paramo

The paramo.

 

Sloth

Sloth at Manuel Antonio

 

Manuel Antonio

Beach at Manuel Antonio.

 

Beach

Body surfing at Manuel Antonio.

 

Soccer

Ice Cream and football at Quepos.

 

Beetles

More giant beetles.

 

Crocodiles

Crocodiles at Rio Tarcoles.

 

Jaco

The beach at Jaco.

 

Las Bromelias

Volcanic spring water at Las Bromelias field station.

 

Moths

The search for moths.

 

Rincon

Hiking up Rincón de la Vieja - a (somwhat) active volcano) in the rain.

 

Rincon de la Vieja

Looking into the crater at Rincón de la Vieja

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Rincon de la Vieja

This was the first of our groups to make it to the top of Rincón de la Vieja

(though to be fair the 2011 crew made it up as high, but they were working on a taller peak).

 

Pool

Relaxing in the Hot Spring after the hike up Rincón de la Vieja

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Transect

Transect at Santa Rosa National Park

 

Rajada

Playa Rajada - last full day in the field.

 

Beetle

Another bog beetle at Las Bromelias.

 

Leaf-mimic Mantid

And anothe Leaf-mimic Mantid.

 

Sloth

Sloth is my co-pilot.

 

Rainbow

Flight Home.

 

These photos reperesent about 1 in 5 of those that can be found in the entire Album.