Soon, I’ll be experiencing this tropical, premontane, river surrounded by wet forest with the folks in the sequence of photographs below: Mike and Erin. We may be more prepared for a hike through the river this time though….
I will be staying in a field station at the Alberto Manuel Brenes Biological Reserve outside of San Ramon, Costa Rica for nearly two weeks. There are several activities planned for our stay here, including (1) research on litter transport and retention in streams and (2) finding cool amphibians and reptiles. The pictures posted here were taken within the field station. The entrance is shown on the left, and a view of some clouds rolling through the rain forest from the ‘gallery’ is on the right.
Mike battles a chunk of volcanic rock on the Arenal volcano in Costa Rica. With this kind of attitude, I cannot be sure whether doing research with him in a remote, rainforest location is safe: either Mike is reckless and, therefore, dangerous, or he is a tough, hardworking researcher not afraid to face difficult challenges head on.