Three-striped Poison Frog (Ameerega trivittatus, formerly Epipedibates trivittatus) from Brownsberg Nature Park, Suriname
The three-striped poison frog has one pretty interesting trait. The female does not lay eggs in water, but generally just under the leaf littler in the male's territory. He then guards them and generally keeps an eye on things. Until they hatch into tadpoles, that is. Those tadpoles need water, so he piles all the kids on his back and hops off to a suitable water source for them to continue growing. His work is done at this point, and they are on their own.
I made some edits to this post after Mr. Wallace's comments. Always looking to be more accurate and comments are read and evaluated.
I had such a response to my last post, that I am doing another. The last Post was a community of the Emberá tribe that is located well up the Chagres River in central Panama (most are in eastern Panama). Today's folks are from Kwamalasamutu, Suriname. This is in the southern part of the country and several tribes live in one consolidated village.
On New Years Eve in Suriname, everyone shoots off fireworks to the point that even driving gets difficult. I was just looking at some of my pics from this bit in Suriname and found this shot of a kid running with a long sparkler amid the smoke.
And it is my pic of the day, for Father's Day. And this is my kid.
The country of Suriname, (located on the north coast of South America) has pretty much one known bit with caves. A small area with boulder caves in not more than a hectare or two. But the caves have a number of pre-Columbian artworks, and thus is an important site other than being the only known caves in Suriname.
And this site is way out there, requiring a plane ride to a grass landing strip in the village of Kwamalasamutu in the far south of the country where there are no roads, and then a boat ride up river, ending with a long hike in.
And here is one pic of the Petroglyphs.
And, while most just follow my photo blog, the website does have a lot more, with a lot of photo galleries. The gallery for this this cave is:
I would have a lot more cave pics from the cave, but I wasn't the assigned photographer on the trip, so just grabbed what I could.
But a reasonable reminder that there are a lot of photo galleries on my website, although most folks will just enjoy a new photo in the morning.
Keith Christenson - Wildlife Biologist