The Orange Julia Butterfly

orange_julia_butterfly

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.

Belize Photo of the Day: The Malachite Butterfly

the malachit butterfly

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.

Photo of the day: Sunset in western Belize

Belize Sunset Photo

Our Photo of the day features a Sunset in western Belize! In this blogpost, we share one of many magical sunsets that you get to enjoy in the western Maya foothills of Belize. Given the geographical location, we are surrounded by Maya foothills that hide the sun as night sets in, and it makes for sunset photography. … Read more

Belize’s Oregano – An Amazing Medicinal Herb

Belize Photo: Oregano

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.

The White-Collared Manakin- An Amazing Dancing Bird

Belize Photo: White Collared Manakin

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.