Stop Cutting the “Weeds”
Considering this, and seeing that the trees we had planted were still the only food sources for the many different insect pests that thrived in the dry season, Manual Víquez recommended that we “test” the suspension of our ground cover cutting practice. We had come to see this vegetation as weeds, with the negative connotations of that word.
The Importance of Soil Protection
Monitoring and Control of Vegetation Growth
En 2011, we intervened to eliminate a large number of cornizuelo bushes (Acacia costaricensis) that were aggressively colonizing one area at the expense of the desired forest species, thanks to ants that nested in the cornizuelo and used this as a base to eliminate the other vegetation in the area.Readmore... »
Gradual Return of Wildlife
Parakeets, parrots and urracas were the first to return to San Lorenzo, followed by thrushes, oropendola, woodpeckers, orioles, a variety of hummingbirds and birds of other species that animate the forest with their beautiful song.Readmore... »