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WHAT WE SAW TODAY

Fascinating encounters in the forest

Fascinating encounters in the forest

Reading Time: 3 minutes Just a plain, brown bird (House Wren: Troglodytes aedon) By: Néstor Paladines Plain, brown and with an …
An Unexpected Visitor, Cloud Forest Colours, and a Little Devil

An Unexpected Visitor, Cloud Forest Colours, and a Little Devil

Reading Time: 3 minutes An Anteater Pays a Visit to the Laboratory By: Anderson Medina One afternoon while I was reading in the …
When the monkey howled, the nymph became a dragon and the Mashpi family grew once again

When the monkey howled, the nymph became a dragon and the Mashpi family grew once again

Reading Time: 3 minutes When the monkey howled, the nymph became a dragon and the Mashpi family grew once again
Nature’s alarm bell and the bride of the forest

Nature’s alarm bell and the bride of the forest

Reading Time: 3 minutes Check here what we saw today: A Tiny hawk, The bride’s veil, Leaf-Cutter Ants and The moss-backed tanager and …
Pumas in Mashpi Lodge

Pumas in Mashpi Lodge

Reading Time: 1 minute A noise in among the layer of leaves on the forest floor caught my attention. When I made my way towards the place …
Surprise in the Forest!

Surprise in the Forest!

Reading Time: 3 minutes Armadillos, scarab beetles, Millipede and even cougars
Parasitoid wasps and green thorntail; close encounters with different species

Parasitoid wasps and green thorntail; close encounters with different species

Reading Time: 4 minutes Parasitoid wasps, Colicerda Verde among others
Eagles and Chotacabras, findings full of emotions

Eagles and Chotacabras, findings full of emotions

Reading Time: 4 minutes Eagles,owls, snails, and Chotacabras,
From Mashpi Lodge to Mashpi Village

From Mashpi Lodge to Mashpi Village

Reading Time: 4 minutes This is a route that could equally be called the path of the forest. Because while the richness of this slice of …
The find of a lifetime

The find of a lifetime

Reading Time: 6 minutes Be part of the daily living at Mashpi Lodge and the surprises that hides
Utterly weird and completely wonderful

Utterly weird and completely wonderful

Reading Time: 4 minutes It is truly remarkable the tricks that creatures of the Amazon have developed for survival.
News From the Life Centre

News From the Life Centre

Reading Time: 1 minute Nixon works in the Life Centre in Mashpi Lodge and is in charge of maintaining and finding host plants for …
Surprise on the Dragonfly!

Surprise on the Dragonfly!

Reading Time: 1 minute Mashpi’s Dragonfly is an excellent way to witness the strangest and most magical moments in the reserve.
Mama tarantula

Mama tarantula

Reading Time: 1 minute Found this beautiful tarantula whilst walking along the path towards the Life Centre. Some little black dots …
We went to the disco!

We went to the disco!

Reading Time: 1 minute The cock-of-the-rock is one of the most attractive, but rarest, birds to find in the Tropical Forests, in spite of …
Joselito Ronquillo (Life Centre)

Joselito Ronquillo (Life Centre)

Reading Time: 1 minute Today Joselito invited us to be part of his work in the Life Centre and in his collection of butterfly eggs.
Forest visions

Forest visions

Reading Time: 2 minutes If you ask me what it is about cloudforests that captivates me, I would have to say it’s their drama. …
Forest Visions 2

Forest Visions 2

Reading Time: 1 minute Amidst a tangled realm of plants and animals, making their way through the brush with an all-purpose machete, they …
Chasing waterfalls

Chasing waterfalls

Reading Time: 4 minutes Nowhere on Earth is the power of water more tangible than in Mashpi
Spiders in the Mist

Spiders in the Mist

Reading Time: 2 minutes Scientists have discovered how the spider’s webs maintain their tension. For this they devised a system.
Flying through the treetops

Flying through the treetops

Reading Time: 3 minutes Being able to access the treetops has been a privilege reserved for monkeys and birds only.
Housekeeping Army Ants

Housekeeping Army Ants

Reading Time: 2 minutes In Mashpi, we can observe one of the world’s most fascinating symbiotic relationships first-hand: that between …
The howling monkey

The howling monkey

Reading Time: 1 minute When you think of monkeys, you think of playful animals. But the Mantled Howler Monkey (Alouatta palliata) does …
Dragonfly vision

Dragonfly vision

Reading Time: 2 minutes Can you imagine having eyes that allow you to see 360º? It would be quite a sight!
White-fronted Capuchin

White-fronted Capuchin

Reading Time: 1 minute Mashpi is home of the Ecuadorian White-fronted Capuchin. An emblematic species that is critically endangered. Help …
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