• Notes On El Chipote

    A national monument is El Chipote, the mountaintop fortress of Augusto Sandino. It is located 10 km north of Quilali, and is the next big mountain north and west of La Buhona, located just on the edge of Quilali, over which it hovers and…

  • Notes On Macquelizo

    The road west out of Ocotal leads to Macquelizo, a small mining town not visited by anyone that does not know it is there. Located in the hills around the town are several old silver mines, with their dumps from mineshafts plainly visible. Ephraim…

  • Explorando la mina de oro de El Limón

    Explorando la mina de oro de El Limón, en 2012.  La mina produce más o menos 5 kg de oro por día. Está situada al lado de un volcán viejo y en su interior hace mucho calor, un promedio de 41 °C.

  • A virtual tour of the Mines of San Albino, El Jícaro, Nueva Segovia

    Con Danilo Lacayo en la mina San Albino, Nueva Segovia, ubicada a 8 km de El Jícaro. Fue una mina desde tiempos coloniales y Ephraim Squier describió la mina en 1860. Es donde trabajó Augusto Sandino y donde hay mucho historia. Los Marines utilizaron…

  • Clowesia

    From Wikipedia Clowesia is a genus of the Orchidaceae family. Species of this genus are epiphytic and contain many pseudobulbs with several internodes. The leaves of this plant are arranged alternatively in two vertical rows on opposite sides of the rachis. The Clowesia has…

  • Lepanthes

    From Wikipedia Lepanthes (from Greek “scaled-flower”) is a large genus of orchids with about 800–1000 species, distributed in the Antilles and from Mexico through Bolivia (with very few species in Brazil).[1] The genus is abbreviated in horticultural trade as Lths. Almost all the species…

  • Restrepia

    From Wikipedia Restrepia, abbreviated Rstp in horticultural trade, is a small genus of 49 orchids in the orchid family (Orchidaceae), closely related to Pleurothallis. Named in honor of Don Jose Restrepo, it tends to be more showy than most other Pleurothallids. They are found…

  • Arpophyllum

    From Wikipedia Arpophyllum is a genus of flowering plants from the orchid family, Orchidaceae.[1] It contains 3 species, native to Mexico, Central America, Colombia, Venezuela and Jamaica.[2] Arpophyllum Gallery

  • Masdevalia

    From Wikipedia Masdevallia, abbreviated Masd in horticultural trade, is a large genus of flowering plants of the Pleurothallidinae, a subtribe of the orchid family (Orchidaceae). There are over 500 species, grouped into several subgenera. The genus is named for Jose Masdeval, a physician and…

  • Epidendrum

    From Wikipedia Epidendrum /ˌɛpɨˈdɛndrəm/,[1] abbreviated Epi in the horticultural trade,[2] is a large neotropical genus of the orchid family. With more than 1,100 species, some authors describe it as a mega-genus. The genus name (from Greek ɛpɨ, epi and δένδρον, dendron, “upon trees”) refers…

  • Rycholaelia

    From Wikipedia Rhyncholaelia, abbreviated Rl. in the horticultural trade,[1] is a genus of orchids (family Orchidaceae), comprising 2 species. They are distributed in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, and Honduras. Both species were originally published in Brassavola by Lindley. In 1918, Schlechter erected the new genus…

  • The Ceramic Sequences Of Nicaragua

    In reviewing ceramic material that has been found within the territory of Nicaragua, there appears to be several differing ceramic sequences. While there has been discussion of the pre-Columbian ceramic sequence known as Gran Nicoya, there are actually three or four other sequences that…

  • Travel Down The Rio Coco into Bocay River

    The Contra War ended in 1990, and soon afterward the Recontra movement began, which led to the formation of large guerrilla bands in the north country. The largest Band, called 380, demobilized at the village school of Cualatu in 1994. Other bands began to…

  • Werner-Press Card, 1990

    Nicaragua, Elecciones 1990.

  • A Trip To The Bocay River

    In the years following the 1990 election and end of the Contra War, various guerrilla bands sprang up in the north country. The OAS CIAV, which was charged with disarming these groups and promoting peace in the countryside, was led by Argentine sociology professor…

  • The High Cordillera Above Ocotal

    The majestic mountains above Ocotal are the highest mountains in Nicaragua, higher than the mountains of Matagalpaand Jinotega. They are a big chunk of granite, running about 70 km from east to west, and lay in a bed of metamorphosed schist, or mud. The…

  • Ciudad Antigua

    Nueva Segovia, now known as Ciudad Antigua, is actually the second Nueva Segovia. The first, or at least its ruins, located five km south of Quilali, was founded in 1543 on an earlier mining town, Santa Maria de Buena Esperanza. The Indians burned that…

  • Quilali

    Quilali, located close by the Honduran border in the Isabelia mountains, has had a historical presence in the development of Nicaragua. Just south of the present town are the ruins of the Spanish mining town Nueva Segovia, founded by elderly conquistador Diego de Castañeda….

  • Nicaragua’s Saddles And Its Equestrian Tradition

    By Pat Werner Watching one of Nicaragua´s hípicos, or horse parades, give one the opportunity to reflect on the horses, riders, and saddles, bits and tack that passes before one`s eyes. Watching such a parade is sort of like watching a costume party where…

  • Lycaste

    From Wikipedia Lycaste, abbreviated as Lyc in horticultural trade, is a genus of orchids that contains about 30 species with egg-shaped pseudobulbs and thin, plicate (pleated) leaves. Lycaste Gallery

  • Maxillaria

    From Wikipedia Maxillaria, abbreviated as Max in horticultural trade, is a large genus of orchids (family Orchidaceae). This is a diverse genus, with very different morphological forms. Their characteristics can vary widely. They are commonly called Spider Orchid, Flame Orchid or Tiger Orchid. Their…

  • Chysis

    From Wikipedia Chysis is a genus of orchids (family Orchidaceae), consisting of 10 currently accepted species (as of May 2014) which originate in the region from Mexico to Peru.[2] Only two or three of these are commonly found in cultivation. The genus is abbreviated…

  • Coryanthes

    From Wikipedia Coryanthes, commonly known as Bucket Orchids, is a genus of tropical epiphytic orchids. This genus is abbreviated as Crths in horticultural trade. They are native to South America, Central America, Mexico and Trinidad.[1] Coryanthes Gallery

  • Cattleya

    From Wikipedia Cattleya /ˈkætliːə/[2] is a genus of 113 species of orchids from Costa Rica and the Lesser Antilles south to Argentina.[1] The genus was named in 1824 by John Lindley after William Cattley[3] who received and was the first to bloom a specimen…

  • Mormodes

    From Wikipedia Mormodes, abbreviated as Morm. in the horticultural trade,[2] is a genus of approximately 70-80 species of terrestrial and epiphytic orchids native to Mexico, Central America and South America.[1] Mormodes Gallery

  • Bletia

    From Wikipedia Bletia is a genus of about 30 species of orchids (family Orchidaceae), almost all of which are terrestrial; some are occasionally lithophytic or epiphytic.[3][4] It is named after Spanish botanist and pharmacist Don Luis Blet. The genus is widespread across Florida, Mexico,…

  • Encyclia

    From Wikipedia Encyclia is a genus of orchids. The genus name comes from Greek enkykleomai (“to encircle”), referring to the lateral lobes of the lip which encircle the column. The abbreviation in the horticultural trade is E. Encyclia Gallery

  • Cycnoches

    From Wikipedia Cycnoches, abbreviated as Cyc. in the horticultural trade,[1] is a genus of 34 currently accepted species of orchids native to South America, Central America and southern Mexico.[2] Cycnoches Gallery

  • Oncidium

    From Wikipedia Oncidium, abbreviated as Onc. in the horticultural trade,[2] is a genus that contains about 330 species of orchids from the subtribe Oncidiinae of the orchid family (Orchidaceae). As presently conceived (May 2014), it is distributed across much of South America, Central America,…

  • Sobralia

    From Wikipedia Sobralia is a genus of about 125 orchids (family Orchidaceae) and one of the two genera of the subtribe Sobraliinae (the other is Elleanthus). It is native to Mexico, Central and South America.[2][3] The plants are more commonly terrestrial, but are also…

  • Gongora

    From Wikipedia Gongora, abbreviated Gga in horticultural trade, is a member of the Orchid family (Orchidaceae). It consists of 65 species known from Central America, Trinidad, and tropical South America, with most species found in Colombia. They grow in wide geographical range from wet…

  • Stanhopea

    From Wikipedia Stanhopea (J. Frost ex Hook. 1829) is a genus of the orchid family (Orchidaceae) from Central and South America.[2] The abbreviation used in horticultural trade is Stan. The genus is named for the 4th Earl of Stanhope (Philip Henry Stanhope) (1781-1855), president…

  • Ocotal

    Ocotal early in the morning smells of pine wood smoke on which thousands of breakfasts are being cooked. Ocotal looks unlike most other Nicaraguan towns and most resembles a town in Chihuahua back several decades. The houses, mainly of adobe, are made like the…

  • Achuapa Bridge

    This bridge is located about 10 km east of Ocotal. The Achuapa River flows directly off Mogoton, the highest mountain peak in Nicaragua, at 2107 meters. Its sands are gold bearing and worthwhile panning. The river changed its course slightly during Hurricane Mitch in…