Mata de Plátano Field Station and Nature Reserve

A 130 acres field station and reserve located within the much larger subtropical moist forest life zone on the north-central karst country in Puerto Rico.

The Station

Consists of a building with laboratory space, kitchen, bathrooms and dormitories with bunk beds.

The Reserve

Consists of few undisturbed areas interspersed among different succesional stages of moist forest.

Research

The Reserve is suitable for research activities in plant ecology, phenology, community ecology and restoration ecology.

Rates and Reservations

The station is open to researchers and students.

Gallery

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The Station

The field station is located on the north-central karst country in Puerto Rico (latitude 18°25′ N, longitude 66°43′ W), one hour driving time from San Juan through good roads. It consists of a building with laboratory space, kitchen, bathrooms and dormitories with bunk beds. Besides, a washing machine and dryer are available. Note: Food is provided and prepared by researchers themselves. Rates and Reservations

The Reserve

The reserve consists of few undisturbed areas interspersed among different, succesional stages of moist forest. The flora and fauna of Puerto Rico contain elements of Greater and Lesser Antillean origin, with over 500 native species of trees, 13 species of bats, 209 species of birds, 41 species of reptiles, and 22 species of amphibians. The most notable aspect of Mata de Plátano’s fauna is its bat-boa interactions.

Culebrones Cave

Bat

Culebron

Lizzard

Maga Flower

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