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.
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.
These Bullet Ants are big: about 3/4". Their sting is apparently the most painful in the animal kingdom: 24 hours of searing agony.
Howler monkeys. They signal social status with these glaringly white scrotums.
It was hilarious watching their reaction to the guys with white hair!
Kee-rist! Vipers leaping from trees.
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.
Such cute little deadly animals!
Their fur is so soft, despite the moss and moths.
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.
Those white things are tags on the cute little guy's wings.
Camera trap for reintroduced bear cubs.
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.