Our second full day at Sarapiqui consisted of a visit to the La Selva Biological Station and where the Organization for Tropical Studies is located. We learned about the man who started this research and that Erik, our guide worked there for a few years. We took a walk around the grounds to find birds, reptiles, and peccaries (pigs). On the macadam trail, a young parrot snake ventured out and we learned some things about it. It's not pooisonous, so Kathy didn't move as it got near her. But when it started slithering over her boot, she kicked it into the air and it landed not far from Barbara! Our guide picked it up and put it near a tree, so we could see how camouflaged it is amongst the vines. It wasn't hurt.
Afterwards, we had lunch back at the lodge, rested a bit, and some of us went zip lining through the rain forest! There were 7 lines in all and two of them went over the Rio Sarapiqui!
We are retiring to our rooms after supper, about 7:30 at night. Some are staying at the main building to check email and facebook. I'm doing a lot of reading in dim light!