Friday, March 12, 2010

Costa Rica- Hanging Bridges

An excursion to the Costa Rican rain forest at the Arenal Hanging Bridges was a wonderful morning activity. The 2 1/2 hour hike crossing 15 bridges suspended on the primary rain forest with a very knowledgeable naturalist guide opened the doors to this tropical biologically diverse world. I saw things I would have missed, liked leaf cutter ants, hundreds of them right before my eyes, marching in lines destroying a leaf in perfect order. Also, a huge ant hill which houses over 9 million ants and looks like a big dirt hill, not to mention the many different flora species and small animal species.

The three photos above show my husband Norman on one of the hanging bridges, a view of the lush rain forest and a distant view from one of the higher bridges.

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