The Cuban Tree Frog (Osteopilus septentrionalis)

Cuban Tree Frog (Osteopilus septentrionalis) posing with Richardia scabra  (you can listen to the Cuban Frog through this YouTube still video), is an amphibian native to the Caribbean region of the Western Hemisphere. It is the largest tree frog of North America. Its wide diet and ability to thrive amongst humans has considered it to…

The Coquí and the Bromeliads

The Bromeliaceae (the bromeliads) are a plant family of around 3,170 species native mainly to the tropical Americas, with a few species found in the American subtropics and tropical west Africa. The family includes both epiphytes, such as Spanish moss (Tillandsia usneoides), and terrestrial species, such as the pineapple (Ananas comosus). Many bromeliads are able to store water in a structure formed by their tightly-overlapping leaf bases. This water is is essential, as the bromeliads collect nutrients…