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agranados777

Date

June 29, 2015

Description

The lighting is not the best but we are in the rainy season here in Costa Rica, this butterfly was happily pollinating this asteraceae flower and allowed me to squeeze several shots, the best of which I uploaded. The butterfly is some 3 cm across.

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Dragon Fly

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agranados777

Date

April 2, 2015

Description

This beautiful dragon fly just gave me the chance to take a few photographs in a mountain stream in Costa Rica. Specificallly in the Escazu Mountain Range, it is the first time in over 100 times I've been up there I've seen it.

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agranados777

Date

January 13, 2015

Description

I believe this is a wild species of cucurbitaceae that grows spontaneously in Costa Rica's Central Valley. This photo was taken at about 1100 m.a.s.l.

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Grasses Family Poaceae

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agranados777

Date

November 19, 2014

Description

This if not being used as such could be the food of the future. It grows in the undergrowth of forested areas in Costa Rica and for this reason it does not require the clearing of forests to grow these grains. A lower taxon will be appreciated.

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Spiderworts Family Commelinaceae

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agranados777

Date

November 22, 2014

Description

This is another of the species and colors of Commelinaceae plant species that grow in my garden at about 1100 m.a.s.l. in Costa Rica. This one has a different habit with long growing, spindly stems, separation between leaves is greater than on other of these flowers and they have abundant trychomes.

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Spiderworts Family Commelinaceae

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agranados777

Date

November 11, 2014

Description

Several species of Commelinaceae plant species grow both in Costa Rica's Central valley and the Escazu Mountain Range. This one grow in my house, in the valley at about 1100 m.a.s.l.

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Sunflower Family Family Asteraceae

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agranados777

Date

January 9, 2015

Description

I believe this is an Asteraceae plant species, let me know if I'm wrong. Grows at the height of the rainy season in the Escazu Mountain Range at about 1250 m.a.s.l.

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Evening Primrose Family Family Onagraceae

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agranados777

Date

November 1, 2014

Description

I believe this is an Onagraceae, let me know if I'm wrong. I blooms at the end of the rainy season in Costa Rica, in the Escazu Mountain Range at about 1300 m.a.s.l. and somewhat above that.

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agranados777

Date

November 15, 2014

Description

I think this is an Asteraceae due to the radial symmetry of the flowers and overall structure. Let m know if I'm wrong. In the wild they grow to be 5-20 cm (the flower stem) the leaves grow radially parallel to the ground and have serrated edges. The flower turn to dandelions when pollinated. Grows mostly during the rainy season.

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Legume?

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agranados777

Date

November 18, 2014

Description

I have placed a couple other photos of this vine, however they have not been classified as of yet. This is the most illustrative I have as it shows the beautiful leaves and flowers. Help is appreciated.

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agranados777

Date

November 1, 2014

Description

This herbaceous plant with simple leaves grows in shaded areas of my backyared, The flowers are about 1-1.5 cm each.

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agranados777

Date

July 14, 2013

Description

This beautiful example was growing underneath a few trees in a the Escazu Mountain Range, I would assume is symbiotic? This was at the height of the rainy season.

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agranados777

Date

June 9, 2013

Description

The beautiful inflorescence of this cross-leaved flower really drew my attention on a hike through a small patch of recovering forest in the westerly section of the Escazu Mountain range.

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agranados777

Date

February 19, 2012

Description

This photo was taken a while back and quite honestly all I can recall is the tree being entirely covered in these beautiful inflorescence, as far as you could tell. These grow in the southwestern section of the Escazu Mountain Range.

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agranados777

Date

February 19, 2012

Description

This herbaceous, single stem, opposed simple leaves, 15-20 cm tall plant lives in the southwestern portion of the Escazu Mountain Range. It is quite interesting how since this photo was taken and today it grows at a higher altitude, it seems to have a lower altitude limit.

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Legume?

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agranados777

Date

November 15, 2014

Description

I believe this is a legume vine which was not identified in a previous picture, I'm submitting this one as abetter example of the pictured plant to aid in identification.

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agranados777

Date

April 4, 2015

Description

As if it was a photo from an ancient forest this section of the undergrowth of the Escazu Mountain Range is completely occupied but ferns and Selaginella, perhaps not colorful but certaily rich in patterns.

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Bromeliads Family Bromeliaceae

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agranados777

Date

April 4, 2015

Description

This beautiful example of a bromeliad was on a fallen branch in one of the trails in the Escazu Mountain Range. Th reddish coloration indicates water stress as it was the height of the dry season and the bromeliad was on the undergrowth. This plant is about 40-50 cm across.

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hard ferns Genus Blechnum

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agranados777

Date

April 4, 2015

Description

Several species of red ferns grow in the Escazu Mountain Range, this is the largest I have observed, the leaf is about 25 cm long but I've seen them in excess of 30-40 cm.

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agranados777

Date

April 4, 2015

Description

This herbaceous vine grows abundantly in the trails at the Escazu Mountain Range and illuminates the path with its beautiful colors.

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Brambles Genus Rubus

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agranados777

Date

April 4, 2015

Description

This species of blackberry is quite common in Escazu, it grows at altitudes below 1100 m.a.s.l. but thrives over 1700 m.a.s.l. as this picture from the Escazu mountain range reflects.

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MaĆ­z del Monte Family Balanophoraceae

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agranados777

Date

April 4, 2015

Description

This family of obligate parasitic plants usually blooms in the Escazu Mointain range in Costa Rica.

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Malachite Siproeta stelenes

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agranados777

Date

June 23, 2015

Description

This beautiful butterfly was sipping the juices of a few decaying mangoes and I managed to get this picture before my cat scared it away.

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Ladybird Beetles Family Coccinellidae

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dennispaulson

Date

June 9, 2015

Description

patch of beetles on side of tree in forest remnant by pond; larvae, pupae and adults all present over a period of 12 days (May 29-June 9)

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Great Kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus

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paulcools

Date

February 26, 2015 11:13 PM GMT

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Mole plant Euphorbia heterophylla

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vilseskog

Date

March 22, 2015

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Mexican Pricklypoppy Argemone mexicana

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vilseskog

Date

March 22, 2015

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Common plantain Plantago major

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vilseskog

Date

March 22, 2015

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Sunflower Family Family Asteraceae

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vilseskog

Date

March 22, 2015

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Crimson-fronted Parakeet Aratinga finschi

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runshigleyrun

Date

April 19, 2011

Description

Sitting on our hotel.