'Palma Real' collected from the forest and planted in the village of La Messenia. Its used by yellow-crowned parrots for food, and by the local people as a ceremonial decoration. Not sure what species
three people in our group (including a zoologist) saw what they thought was a Spectacled bear off on a ridge-top early Friday morning, I was distracted by birds and didn't see it. The community there sees 'la osa' regularly (more than once a month) as it crosses their pasture from forest to forest (eating bromeliads) so its very likely what they saw was indeed a Spectacled bear! - they said it moved and looked very different from the cattle in the pasture. The bears sometimes eat the corn planted by the community and one member told me he remembers when they shot one back in the day because it was eating their crops.
Sasquatch pictures of this Cotinga
Sasquatch pictures of this Vulnerable bird
These endangered birds are common at La Mesenia