Leith and I just arrived in Costa Rica for a field course in Tropical biology with the Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS). Our first stop is Palo Verde, a dry tropical forest that is a unique habitat. Here with the Organization of Tropical Studies (OTS) course, we are observing an incredible diversity of wildlife from longhorn beetles (Cerambycidae), to the frog-eating bat, Trachops cirrhosus, to the Limpkin, Aramus guarauna. Drawing inspiration from this mega-diverse ecosystem, we are carrying out research projects, learning cutting edge research techniques, and squeezing a little time in for fun too.
If you would like to keep up with our progress visit our course website. We upload a science minute podcast daily and blog about our progress overall on the course.