Butterflies: Casa Alegria is an Unforgettable Experience

On the slopes of Cerro Chirripó, in the town of Canaán de Rivas, Pérez Zeledón, Casa Alegría opens its doors to an unforgettable and fascinating experience. A recommended stop for all the people who visit the area. Casa Alegría has a butterfly garden inside a dome 11 meters high with a diameter of 22 meters. […]

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Educating about Butterflies

~ by Melissa Jiménez Kardentey The cycle of life Both for children and adults, butterflies contain endless teachings. For example, there is a tendency to confuse worms with caterpillars, or to believe that spiders are insects. Some even think that if you touch a butterfly it dies or that they are not important for the […]

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Dangerous spiders

Other creatures that are always going to be part of our lives in Costa Ballena are spiders. Feared by many, spiders represent the second largest group of animals on the planet (ants are number 1). There are huge amounts  everywhere, but not all are dangerous spiders. Por ~ by Cesar barrio amorós Just take a […]

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A Colorful Garden … all Day and all Night

Butterflies give color to our gardens in the morning.  All shades are possible among the more than 10,000 species found in Costa Rica.  Even at night, they can surprise us too; we just need a good torch light to admire their beauty.  The butterflies are called Lepidoptera by scientists, as their wings (pteros) are covered […]

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Grashopper

The Grasshopper: Food for the Largest Predator of the Sierpe River

The River and the Térraba Sierpe wetlands are home to American crocodiles (Cocodrilus acutus) living in fresh and saltwater areas. However, alligators only live in freshwater zones. During their initial stage of lives, these prehistoric predators feed on insects and juvenile fish; but, in their first two weeks, they survive mostly on insects. Throughout the […]

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