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Pop Quiz #2!

Test your knowledge on the flora and fauna growing along UGACR campus trails and throughout the Monteverde Cloud Forest here in Costa Rica. You never know when a trivia night will call for tropical ecology facts… 347 more words

Blue Serendipity: Mt Glorious Delivers - D'Aguilar National Park

I have a small addiction. It’s not exactly a harmful one, but it can  distract me from working occasionally and result in some frustration. I’ll be  tapping away intently at my laptop until a characteristic fluttering movement in my peripheral vision causes immediate physiological and emotional responses. 1,558 more words


An Unplanned Bushwalk

Yesterday, Dean and I hopped on the ferry and went across the Clarence River to Iluka.  True to what my friend Sue had said, the area is flat and easy-going riding around on a bike.  606 more words

Time Fillers

Gorgeous golden fig

Strangler fig and golden fig are two common names for Ficus aureum. In Latin, Ficus means edible fig. Birds and other wildlife consume the tiny, many-seeded “figs” (pictured above Queens Island). 135 more words

Wildlife Plant

Cape Tribulation and the Daintree Rainforest, Part 2

While in Cape Tribulation we stayed at the Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm. Alison and Digby purchased the land and converted the cleared area into an exotic fruit farm, collecting tropical fruit seeds from all over the world. 263 more words

UGACR Virtual Classroom Videos

Today we are making a special debut of the remaining videos in our Virtual Classroom Series!

Our 2013 naturalists designed these short videos to complement science curriculum for high schools in the state of Georgia. 90 more words

Charged over a dead plant

In my April 30 post I referred to a news brief that said Clive Higgie of Paloma Gardens had been charged by the Ministry of Primary Industries – not over a Pacific kauri that was the reason for the raid on his property, but another plant. 95 more words