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A record of the meditations, murmurs, and misadventures of Nature Dave in his pursuit of ecological knowledge.



Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Edgewater, MD




Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, Front Royal, VA.

Madre de Dios, Peru.

LUMCON, Cocodrie, LA

  • One of the Gulf’s premiere research stations founded in 1979
  • Partnerships with Tulane, LSU, Nicholls U, and other schools
  • Elevation in 2016: 3 ft above sea level
  • Elevation in 2026: 5 ft below sea level

Little Cayman, BWI

  • one of the three Cayman Islands
  • world-renowned for diving
  • total permanent residential population: 17
  • beach: check. sun: check. perfection: check.

La Selva Biological Station, Costa Rica

Las Cruces Botanical Garden, Costa Rica

Corcovado, Costa Rica

Cuerici Research Station, Costa Rica

Monteverde, Costa Rica

Santa Rosa, Costa Rica

  • Northwest Costa Rica
  • tropical dry forest and mangrove swamp bordering the Pacific coast
  • prominent wildlife: Olive Ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea), green iguana (Iguana iguana), jaguar? (Panthera onca)
  • *NOTE*: We have no electricity/internet access in Santa Rosa.  So no updates until Monteverde this weekend!

Palo Verde, Costa Rica

One comment on “About

  1. beccaburten says:

    rock on nature dave, I’m excited for some pictures


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