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[25 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]

The wing of this butterfly ranges from 83 to 92 mm and is colored orange with black markings. According to Chaa Creek Naturalist Guide David Juarez, the Orange Julia feeds on nectar from flowers and most of the time, they prefer the red or blue flowers.

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[8 Oct 2013 | One Comment | ]

The Malachite is a neo tropical butterfly that has large wings that are black and brilliant green or yellow green on the upper sides and light brown and olive green on the under sides. Its name is derived from the mineral malachite which is similar in color to the bright green on the butterfly’s wings.

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[2 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]

In this blogpost, we share one of many magical sunsets that you get to enjoy in the western Maya foothills of Belize.

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[6 Mar 2012 | One Comment | ]

The toucan’s most distinguished feature is its prolonged bill that is coloured with a mixture of green, red, yellow, or orange and is formed from a substance called keratin which results in the bill being very light but exceptionally strong.

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[29 Feb 2012 | One Comment | ]

Today’s Belize Photo of the Day is the Heliconia Wagneriana. This species is a medium-sized heliconia that has beautiful pale yellow bracts with bright pink cheeks, and thin green borders.

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[28 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]

Today’s Belize Photo of the Day is the Mexican Creeper which is scientifically known as Antigonon leptopus. Originally from Mexico, this fast growing vine holds via tendrils and is able to reach a height of 40 feet due to its underground tubers and large rootstocks.

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[23 Feb 2012 | One Comment | ]

Today’s Belize Photo of the Day is the Hammock of the Maya.

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[21 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]

Today’s Belize Photo of the Day is the Northern Potoo and its scientific name is Nyctibius jamaicensis. The Northern Potoo is a nocturnal bird that belongs to the potoo family and can be found in Mexico, Belize, Costa Rica and on the islands of Jamaica and Hispaniola.

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[20 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]

Today’s Belize Photo of the Day is the Yellow Heliconia Caribaea which is a member of the plant family, Heliconiacaea. This tropical flower is native to Central and South America and is abundantly found in Belize, the Amazon rainforest, and some islands in the South Pacific.

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[17 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]

Today’s Belize Photo of the Day is the Oregano which is scientifically known as Coleus aromaticus benth. This Eurasian herb is a member of the mint family and has a peppery flavor with a mild hint of sage and thyme. If taken in excess, the herb releases a pungent chemical that can numb one’s tongue.

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[15 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]

Today’s Belize Photo of the Day is The Cauldron of the Chiclero that was famously used to make chicle, many centuries ago.

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[14 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]

Today’s Belize Photo of the Day is the Yucatan Banded Gecko which is scientifically known as the Coleonyx elegans. These small nocturnal lizards live primarily in rocky habitats and are strictly terrestrial with very elegant skin marks and red brown skin.

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[13 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]

Today’s Belize Photo of the Day is the Christmas Palm Tree which is scientifically known as Veitchia merrillii. This tropical palm originated from the Philippines and has a polished grayish stem that becomes slightly swollen at the base with rings of old leaf scars rising up to the crown shaft where its flowering stalks are located.

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[11 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]

Today’s Belize Photo of the Day is the White-tipped Dove and its scientific name is Leptotila verreauxi.

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[10 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]

Today’s Belize Photo of the Day is the Calabash and its scientific name is the Crescentia cujete. This small evergreen tropical tree belongs to the family of Bignoniaceae and is known to originate from Central America.

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[9 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]

Today’s Belize Photo of the Day is the White-Collared Manakin and is scientifically known as Manacus candei. These compact forest birds are short-tailed, big-headed, but are quite tiny measuring to a mere 11 cm in length, and 18.5 grams in weight.

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[8 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]

Today’s Belize Photo of the Day is the Maya Harp. The Maya Harp is beautifully hand crafted and was an integral part of the Maya society since it was used for religious and healing ceremonies and for cultural and entertainment purposes.

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[7 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]

Today’s Belize Photo of the Day is the Ixora Coccinea or Ixora Nora Grant flowering shrub. This popular hybrid is native to all tropical and subtropical areas throughout the world and its specimen dominates over 500 of its close relatives.

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[6 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]

The Two-Man Crosscut Saw came into sight by the Romans but it was until the middle of the 15th Century that it was used as a tool across Europe and its major function was for cross cutting of large logs by wealthy logwood owners.

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[4 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]

Today’s Belize Photo of the Day is the Nightshade Eggplant which is scientifically known as Solanum Melongena. The Eggplant is native to the Indian subcontinent and has been cultivated in Southern and Eastern Asia from where it later made its way to the Western World.