La Gamba Field Station

I earlier promised a blog post on this unique place adjacent to Esquinas Rainforest Lodge and then I will lay off posts from that area for awhile. 🙂 And begin again tomorrow doing blog posts from my garden and the community of Atenas, Alajuela, Costa Rica! 🙂

Normally the station is full of students and other researchers as in this photo from their website, but the week I was there, they were in between research projects and I talked with only two students.

The University of Vienna in Austria does an exceptional amount of tropical and rainforest research with not only their professors and students, but with many guest researchers from other parts of Europe and from the USA and Latin America. Read more about this important research station on their English-language website: while being aware that the primary language there is German. 🙂 Austrians speak an Austrian dialect of German.

Entrance Gate to La Gamba Field Station

I have a sub-gallery in my trip gallery on La Gamba Field Station with several photos and there are more photos from there in some of my species galleries, though I was there only a couple of hours one morning. You will see shots from there in my sub galleries on flowers, nature, dragonflies, butterflies and other wildlife. 🙂 It was a good 2 hours! 🙂

Two very nice students, who are working there now, greeted me, with only one able to speak English. Both of course speak German and español. One student showed me some of the specimens from the last project just finished on Orchid Bees and explained that much of their botanical garden had been refurbished just for the bees! 🙂 In a few weeks another project will begin. All projects have reports and some have published books. I bought 2 of their books from earlier research, as much to support them as gain from the books. 🙂

And on my walk down the road to the field station I photographed a New Butterfly for me, the Spot-banded Daggerwing! 🙂 Nice day!

¡Pura Vida!

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