It's Week Three! The time has really flown by! I'm very surprised that I've already been here for 21 days. This week one of the coolest things I was able to participate in was setting up a camera trap. A camera trap is used when the animal is the "ever elusive" Jaguar or other equally "ever elusive" animals. The camera takes photos based on motion and heat sensing, so we are able to take pictures of animals even though we are not there.
We will pick up the camera trap next saturday and see if we've had any luck with photographing a kitty!
The other unique project I worked on this week is the re-vegetation project. This work is aimed at growing saplings of indigenous trees to replace areas that have either had foreign tree species invade or areas that have been deforested. The tree farm grows five or six different types of trees for this purpose.
The coolest critter of the week - had I not seen this insect on a stick I would have known for sure it was a leaf! I saw a couple pretty unusual sights - at least for a girl who is just now spending her first time in the jungle.
The smallest frog I've ever seen - he's less than 2 cm (0.5 inches)
Check out the middle of the photo... Do you see the Spider Monkey?
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