We spent a total of eight days and traveled over 400 miles along Costa Rica’s west coast with a group of talented highschool choir students. I summarize our trip by describing what we did in each town, what we saw, and the people we met.
“I looked out my window as our behemoth of a bus went over a bridge and realized that we were above a river overpopulated by crocodiles. We traveled along several cliffs allowing us to see many coves that dotted the shoreline. It was easy to imagine a pirate ship anchored in the distant bay.”
In this article, I introduce you to insect collecting and provide you with a brief introduction on how to properly start and maintain an insect collection. I will also walk you through the stages of collecting, preserving, and displaying specimens. Continue reading “How to Properly Start and Maintain an Insect Collection”
Gerald Durrell was a pioneer of his time. Not only was he an imaginative and extremely entertaining writer, but in 1947, he was one of the first to collect animals with the goal of creating breeding colonies should a species go extinct in the wild. The following includes a brief biography of Durrell’s life and legacy as well as a few amusing quotes from his books.