Matt Lechuga

Matt Lechuga has written 2 posts for EcoChronicle

What’s good for the poison dart frog is good for the rain forest

The “blue-jeans” poison dart frog, also known as the strawberry poison dart frog, is small in size but serves an important role in La Selva Biological Reserve in Sarapiquí, Costa Rica. The frogs are easily recognizable with their bright red head and back and blue legs that make it look as if they are wearing … Continue reading

The unsung heroes of Monteverde

Bats have always played an important role in the ecosystem of Monteverde, Costa Rica, but they remain misunderstood and feared. In Monteverde and all around the world, bats act as pollinators and seed dispersers, regenerating forests and keeping several species of flowers and other plants alive. Residents of Monteverde used to kill the bats thinking … Continue reading

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