In the past week, we’ve added four brand new Cuba tours for you to join on our website. There’s something for everyone — but if these dates don’t work for you or you have something different in mind, contact us to begin building a customized Cuba tour for your group.
Journey with us to Selva Verde Lodge & Rainforest Reserve, and discover the amazing possibilities that await you. Thank you to the featured students and Dr. Jill Caporale of Northern Virginia Community College. Video created by Gabriel Tyner Photos: Joaquin Garcia
Home to some of the most beautiful and memorable wildlife and nature in the world, the Galapagos is a top destination for many. Visitors travel to the islands to admire and enjoy this little piece of paradise, but what they may not realize is how much effort goes into conserving, protecting and researching the living things that inhabit the Galapagos. The Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos Islands is a non-
When most people think of penguins, they think of the cute, little birds in tuxedos that frolic in the lands of Antarctica. While this is an accurate description for a large majority of penguins, there is a group that sometimes get overlooked. The Yellow-eyed Penguin is one of the rarest penguins in the world and is unique to the country of New Zealand. These slate grey-blue birds are characterized by yellow feathers
A note from Dr. Bill Hilton Jr.: We will be celebrating the March 2015 Operation RubyThroat trip to Belize as my 25th citizen science hummingbird expedition to the Neotropics, where after ten years I’m still the only scientist conducting systematic research and banding on Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, Archilochus colubris. Until I started work in collaboration with Ernesto M. Carman in Costa Rica in 2004, almost nothin
This year, Pi Day history will be made. March 14, 2015 is a day that mathematicians all over the world have been waiting for, and it is finally here. Pi, in the math world, is defined as a constant used for the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Represented by the Greek letter “π”, it is an irrational number that goes on forever. Pi day is celebrated on March 14 every year because the number begins wi
Alvero Cubero Vega’s photo of a caracolera snake has been named one of ten finalists in the “Natural World” category of Smithsonian’s annual photography contest. His photo, taken at Selva Verde Lodge, was selected from over 26,500 entries! Voting for the Reader’s Choice winner will be open until March 30th. Check out the entries and vote for your favorite! From Smithsonian: Finalist: Nat
At the Savegre Mountain Lodge, a pair of Resplendent Quetzals was nesting on the hotel grounds just a short walk from our cabin. The birds took turns excavating a nest hole in a tree. The cavity was large enough that the birds disappeared inside, but about a foot of the male’s tail stuck straight out while he was working. When the male left the nest hole, he suddenly dropped almost straight down, probably to evade pr