October and November seem to be the best months for wildlife to come and visit us in and around the yard. The fall bird migration from North America begins in early October and so we see lots of birds that are only here for a short time.
The trees all around us are full of berries and yummy things to eat so even the birds that are here all year around tend to hang out more nearby.
Although it is my understanding that sloths mate and have babies all year long, we tend to see babies in our trees in the fall. This fall we had three different babies with their moms hanging out for two to three weeks each. The latest mother seemed very young and her baby was constantly clinging to whatever it could grab to stay on board. I really enjoyed sitting on the deck and watching these two for the time they were here.
We also had a cherenga (agouti) visit for a while every evening.
We had a fruit tree that was dropping fruit and this cherenga loved it!! Once or twice it brought its little cherengas with it but more often left them in the lot on the other side of the fence. Which was good because when I could not get Sofi and Kaya in the house in time, they would go out and give chase. Needless to say the cherengas were in and out quickly.
On Friday we noticed a green female iguana sitting high up in one of the cacao trees next to our yard. On close inspection, it is clear that she is pregnant.
Iguanas lay their eggs about 45 days after conception and it looks to me like she must be getting close to that. She sat there all day just looking around and occasionally climbing down a bit to eat some leaves. Here’s hoping for a new batch of healthy baby iguanas 🙂
We headed down to The Point for their annual Thanksgiving feast on Thursday and it was once again a great time! About sixty people showed up -North Americans and Ticos alike – and we all visited and caught up on each others lives. There was music and some singing and at the end of the evening a fire dancer performed. Another U.S. holiday celebrated in grand style here in Puerto Viejo………
A few photos from around the yard……..
5 responses to “Wonderful Fall wildlife and – oh yea – Thanksgiving!!”
Jana,I love reading about all the wonderful things that happen around Puerto Viejo.Also the amazing pictures of birds and other animals.
Andrew and I are so looking forward to be part of your beautiful community.
We will have to celebrate also Canadian and Argentinian holidays! Yeah, more parties!
Un beso para vos y Tom
And we are so excited to have you join our community!! I definitely look forward more parties upon your arrival 🙂
That big male sloth has beautiful markings! I love how active and wonderous your yard is!
I enjoy all of your photos.
Beautiful photos! I live in the Northeast of the states where it is now cold and wintry. Your photos make me yearn for spring and the new “life” that emerges.