These cranky guys act like they own the place.
Slender lizards are really tasty, so they lay an egg a day to keep the population up.
Their fur is so soft, despite the moss and moths.
Bird watching in the jungle is hard--too much vegetation.
Ironically, it's much easier and more successful at the edges of the field station clearing.
Such cute little deadly animals!
The animals think the bridge is theirs. A sloth and this kinkajou reached an impass when they both tried to cross at the same time and neither wanted to give way.
These Bullet Ants are big: about 3/4". Their sting is apparently the most painful in the animal kingdom: 24 hours of searing agony.
Kee-rist! Vipers leaping from trees.
This path is pretty creepy in the dark. Thousands of eyes blinking at you, many belonging to these guys, but lots of bigger ones, too.
Then there's always the deadly black snakes to watch for.
Those white things are tags on the cute little guy's wings.
Howler monkeys. They signal social status with these glaringly white scrotums.
It was hilarious watching their reaction to the guys with white hair!
This bird was caught by Walter and Scott, our MAPS bird banders.
The Chestnut-sided Warbler is an east coast species. This was the first record of it being sighted in Nevada County, CA.
Gorgeous flower that fills the meadows with purple haze in wet years.
This is the most famous meadow, but there are also nice flowers in Kiln Meadow, the Sagehen Campground, and the dry meadow across the creek from the Lower Camp.
Funny flower with blossoms on the bottom, leaves on top for shade.