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To celebrate the upcoming two-year anniversary of this blog, I wanted to revisit my very first video post from May 2010.
When I visited Parque Nacional de Cahuita in Costa Rica, I was hoping to see wildlife. But I never dreamed I’d get to see two species of monkeys so up close. Perhaps the cutest was seeing a monkey carrying a baby on her back. And here’s a capuchin monkey I caught on video.
For Sharon and anyone else who guessed that yesterday’s tracks were squirrel, you are correct!
Notice that the hind feet land in front of the front feet and, of course, that the tracks are in groups of four.
In my case, I knew that the tracks I photographed were squirrel tracks because I saw the squirrels making them!
This is a fairly easy one, since I happened to get picture perfect tracks in the snow. So if you’re an experienced tracker, don’t leave your thoughts in the comments.
But for the rest of us, what do you think? Which animal left these tracks?
I happened across some old journals while clearing out some boxes. In one, I’d inscribed a beautiful quote by Scott Russell Sanders. Although I’d copied it a decade ago, it rings true more now than ever.
”No one who has been thoroughly awake to the real universe would swap it for a ‘virtual’ one. Our deepest urge is to bring our lives into direct contact with elemental life. No matter how clever our works, they will never satisfy our hunger. The likeliest way to achieve contact with life, the likeliest way to recover our senses is by shutting off our machines, climbing out of our cars, our electrified boxes, walking beyond the pavement to actual dirt or rock, and opening ourselves to the world we have not made.”
Ironically, reading the quote did not inspire a jaunt in the forest. Instead, I immediately posted it on Facebook. [Read more…]