Monteverde Cloud Forest Parte Uno   Leave a comment

So the other day we went to the Reserva Biológica Bosque Nuboso Monteverde (Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve), which is a protected wildlife preserve that was founded in the 1950’s by a group of Quakers from Alabama who left the US in order to avoid being drafted into the Korean War. We saw lots of Quetzals (a really colorful parrot-like bird), and some other birds. I really wanted to see a monkey, but no such luck.

For a totally cliche nod to Robert Frost, here’s “The path less traveled:”

We used these fancy Swarovski telescopes to look up-close at all the wildlife in the trees:

 

The oldest tree in the rain forest, according to our guide:

 

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Posted May 27, 2011 by alysonwright in Uncategorized

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