Saturday, September 22, 2018

The Legendary Green Frog

Photographed at Bosque Santa Lúcia some years ago.  Considered to be a rare find.  I took several shots and I believe that I've never published this one.

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Friday, June 22, 2018

Planting trees

On June 17, Maureen Duncan, representing the San Diego Rotary Club, sponsored a tree planting project at Bosque Santa Lúcia.  Some 25 Rosewood trees were planted in the area across from the main entrance to the reception center.  Some of Marina's students from her visit here ten years ago participated in the event.  Obrigado!

Saturday, June 09, 2018

Crown of Christ, flowers

                                           Santarém - Pará - Brasil.  June 2018

Crown of Christ

Santarém - Pará - Brasil.  June 2018

Thursday, May 31, 2018


Tamuatá, the common name of the fish I showed yesterday.   Compliments of my friend Jaciara Marinho, Department of Fisheries at the Federal University of Pará, Santarém.  31 May, 2018.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Amazon on fire - 18 February 2018

This photo was taken from downtown Santarém, where the Tapajos and Amazon Rivers come together on their way to the Atlantic Ocean.  The meeting of the waters is spectacular, as are the sunsets this time of the year.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Amizade volunteers visit Bosque

Amizade volunteers representing West Virginia University visited Bosque Santa Lúcia on 14 April 2018, under the leadership of Geli Weiss, front, far left.  The group invited local guide, Adriano Lira, far right, to guide the forest tour.

Trees - Coutarea hexandra

14 April 2018 - Bosque Santa Lúcia

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Rain ....... and more rain

A flooded bridge is nothing new this time of the year but unfortunately this week a falling tree destroyed the bridge.  It was bad news for us because the bridge is the main connection between the Bosque Santa Lúcia Reception Center and the main forest trails.  We were able to get some groups to the forest via another route but the mud got so bad, we had to abandon the effort.  Thankfully, there's a lot see in and around the Reception Center.  Thanks to our guides and woodsmen, we were able to complete the tours.

Legendary Muiraquitã frog

One of our woodsmen at Bosque Santa Lúcia discovered this juvenile frog in the nearby forest at Bosque Santa Lúcia.  It's a very rare frog, maybe in extinction.  Passengers from the cruise ship, VIKING SKY were indeed fortunate to see this frog.  Many had seen paintings of the frog in the Santarém Museum before coming to the Bosque.

Fashion at Bosque Santa Lúcia

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Sunset on the Amazon

Sunset playing with rainclouds upriver in the Juriti area.  18 February 2018.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

International tourism

Our younger son, Arthur Daniel, at Bosque Santa Lúcia today.  He was helping us with two groups of British passengers from the cruise ship Adonia.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Unexpected storm at the Bosque

Given that this storm targeted only the Reception Center at Bosque Santa Lúcia, it must have dropped out of the sky in the form of a tornado.  Several large trees were felled with damage to the round-house, the Casa de Caboclo and the bridge.  The tree we see on the ground is a taperebá (Spondia lute)

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Dr. Jerry Campbell

Revisiting Bosque Santa Lúcia, Dr. Jerry Campbell, professor of anthropology at Roger Williams University.  Accompanying Jerry are Dr. Áurea Lúcia Alexander and Clelson Mello, manager at the Bosque.  19 January 2018.


Alamanda flowers at Bosque Santa Lúcia, Poço Branco, Pará.  19 January 2018.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Passengers from the cruise ship "Viking Sea"

Passengers from the cruise ship "Viking Sea" return from a tour of the Bosque Santa Lúcia forest.  December 24, 2017.

Saturday, January 06, 2018

Pau Brasil foliage

Pau Brasil (Caesalpinia echinata) - Bosque Santa Lúcia - Poço Branco - Santarém - Pará
05 January 2018