Our Enthusiasm Spreads to CATIE!
La Orquidea Locos (Those Crazy Orchid People in Costa Rica)
But as we toured the gardens, a transformation took place. Slowly but surely, we turned our guide into another La Orquidea Locos! One by one, we started pointing out each and every orchid on the orange trees, the coffee branches, nestled in the star-fruit bush. There was even an orchid seedling on his demonstration table attached to a coffee branch. Soon we knew we had made a convert and I would not be surprised to learn that his future tours include many of the orchids in the agricultural preserve.
Upon the return to Guayabo Lodge- were we done? Of course not! More orchids spotted on the driveway to the Lodge sent us scurrying to take more photos. Clusters of Epidendrum trialatum (as per Lankester) on a tree in a cow field.