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Old 01-12-2015, 11:12 PM   #1
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Default Northwest Ecuador: Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve

This is a really cool reserve. The Volcanic crater is inhabited by a small farming community, one horse ranch, and a couple of lodges. Pululahua Hostal is where I stayed and they are very big into sustainable living and are constantly working to be self-reliant producing everything they can in the community itself and hiring local workers. I only had a couple of hours of free time at the lodge due to other trips but it's definitely a spot that deserves further exploration. They have some really cute borrowing owls!
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Is that a Burrowing Owl in the last shot? I'd love to be there!
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Old 01-15-2015, 07:43 PM   #4
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Yep, I am told about 10 borrowing owl adults live in the volcano crater at any one time. We were able to observe two of them.

I hope to post the last of my Ecuador pictures in a couple of days.
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