Up and at 'em at 5:15! Breakfast at 5:45, hike to Oxbow Lake, short boat ride to the other side, then another hike before turning around and coming back. We saw 3 species of monkeys - the howler monkey, the tamarin
and spider, 2 species of macaws - red and green and scarlet, Hoatzins
or stink birds, Piranha fish, and leaf-cutting ants. We saw an erotic palm and a walking palm. The erotic palm had root shoots that look like penises, while the walking palm actually puts down roots around the middle (no main tree trunk) and actually moves over much time.
In the afternoon, I relaxed at the lodge with a few others instead of hiking back to the canopy tower. My knee is starting to bother me already! I got stung by a wasp while sitting in a lounge chair! Those few that made it to the top of the canopy tower saw the elusive Harpy Eagle