Untamed Costa Rica

National Geographic has been producing a series of 5 minute videos, first about wildlife in the states, now on much of Costa Rica’s wildlife called “Untamed Costa Rica” for use on their TV Channel and available online at: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/untamed/

Wow! I just watched the first in the series about the negative relationship between the Olive Ridley Turtle and the Jaguar in northern Guanacaste at the Santa Rosa National Park here. I’ve bookmarked the website and will watch episode 2 soon which is about hummingbirds.

If you love nature but are short on time, a 5 minute nature fix may be just what you need! Give it a try!

Or come visit one of our hundreds of parks and reserves for a live nature fix here! Costa Rica is truly THE PLACE for Nature Lovers!



And here’s a 2 minute intro to the young dudes making these videos. They started first in the USA as shown in this intro:

And the Tico Times Newspaper article introducing Untamed Costa Rica to me is at:


¡Pura Vida!

And oh yes, this month Costa Rica Celebrates 70 Years Without an Army!     🙂

2018 – Year of the Bird

National Geographic has joined with The Cornell Lab of Ornithology and other organization to help call attention to the importance of birds in the life of the earth with a Year of the Bird  emphasis and an even more fun emphasis in National Geographic Kids

Read your National Geographic magazine every month this year for more about birds and . . .

See this very short Thank You Video from The Cornell Lab.  Or go to Cornell Lab Website to see how you can participate in helping birds.

Or just for fun, browse through my collection of Birds photos since moving to Costa Rica . . .

Screen Shot of BIRDS gallery opening page
Birds are indicators of the environment. 
If they are in trouble, we know we’ll soon be in trouble. 
~Roger Tory Peterson

The USA Today article on Costa Rica, the Country Without an Army & the Happiest Country
Thanks to Larry Yarborough for sharing this article! And one quote from the article:
“Blessed is the Costa Rican mother who knows her son at birth will never be a soldier.”

International Living magazine again ranks Costa Rica the #1 Place to Retire!