After driving through this yesterday,
it's kind of hard to believe this was the view outside of our window when we woke up.
|The view from just outside the lodge|
And just incase we forgot that where were were, these signs reminded us to be aware of the animals and to make way when they crossed.
|I think this is meant to be some type of deer.|
|Costa Rican Raccoon (they do look similar to this) or a sloth--we could never decide which one.|
We started the morning with a nature guide and having the guide allowed us to get a lot more out of our hike. Not only could he find the animals hidden in the forest, but he taught some cool things about the forest--like the difference in vines (some grow from the ground up and others grown from the top down).
It's hard to tell from these pictures how tall/expansive this reserve was. It was impossible for me to get a picture that covered the floor of the forrest all the way to the tops of the trees.
|Trying to find some hidden animal.|
Along the way we saw incredible animals: birds, bugs, spiders, hummingbirds.
And were awed by the beauty of the plant-life.
The reserve has a pretty amazing hummingbird garden and there were some beauties.