New Adventures for a New Year!
La Orquidea Locos (Those Crazy Orchid People in Costa Rica)
Some of us added a trip to the 1968 Arneal Lava Flow Trail and we were not disappointed! New orchids such as Cynoches warscewiczii, to see as well as birds and monkeys! Everyone loves to see the monkeys. We came to recognize monkey signs of fallen bromeliad leaves along the trail signaling that a troupe had passed by. Good thing they were not eating orchids!
The hotel was lovely and accommodating as we had come to expect in this hospitable country. A tree frog graced our cottage though attempts to find and see it left us unfulfilled but its intermittent chorus assured us it was there! A private sitting porch in the back of the cottage allowed a great view into the adjoining forest and abundant birdlife.