Finn Tracks a Cougar

Finn Tracks a Cougar

After two brutal days of driving through torrential downpour, heavy winds, and even a white out blizzard crossing the Sierra Nevada range, we finally made it to the Great Basin Desert in Northeast California. We went to bed in the sagebrush and juniper, familiar...
Desert School 2020

Desert School 2020

The start to our day: nature journaling As Covid cases began to spike in Washington we decided to pull Finn out of school for the last week before our trip. As the atmospheric river unleashed it’s fury on the northwest with wind and downpour, we decided that we might...
Out of My Comfort Zone

Out of My Comfort Zone

The Osa Peninsula in southwestern Costa Rica is said to be the most biodiverse place on the planet.  It has held onto this esteemed title because it has been remote and difficult to access since time immemorial.  Last week proved no different.  The final leg of our...
Habitat and Inhabitants – Isla Damas: Part 2

Habitat and Inhabitants – Isla Damas: Part 2

  The next morning we awoke and retraced our steps back across the river, the boatmen ferrying us from the tranquility and solitude of Isla Damas and into the fray that is the town of Quepos as we journeyed toward Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio.   Manuel...
Salvation Via Isolation – Isla Damas:  Part 1

Salvation Via Isolation – Isla Damas: Part 1

After showing us the bedrooms and giving us the WiFi password, Allison the owner mentioned casually that a crocodile lived in the pond in the backyard, and that we might get a glimpse if we were lucky, especially if we went out at night.  Then more talk about where to...