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Michael Ryan Michael Ryan

I have two favorite science experiences! The first was my first visit to primary wet tropical forest in Costa Rica. It was like entering a different world. Very dim, green light at the bottom of the forest with incredible diversity of trees and animals. There were giant trees and lots of critters that could do harm, such as snakes and stinging ants. In this photo, I am getting ready to collect data at night from the tops of trees. My other favorite science experience was riding on the Wind River Canopy Crane in Washington State. I was in the open gondola. We could go anywhere over the tops of the trees over 2.5 acres. I never get tired of looking at trees from the top.