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  • Orchid List | Belize Botanic GardensBelize Botanic Gardens
    Encyclia alata Encyclia amanda Encyclia ambigua Encyclia asperula Encyclia baculus Encyclia belizensis subsp belizensis Encyclia boothiana subsp boothiana Encyclia bractescens Encyclia chacaoensis Encyclia chloroleuca Encyclia cochleata Encyclia cordigera Encyclia crassilabia Encyclia dickinsoniana Encyclia distantiflora Encyclia guatemalensis Encyclia livida Encyclia michuacana Encyclia neurosa Encyclia polybulbon Encyclia porrecta Encyclia pygmaea Encyclia radiata Epidanthus paranthicus Epidendrum acunae Epidendrum ciliare Epidendrum clowesii Epidendrum cristatum Epidendrum cystosum Epidendrum densiflorum Epidendrum difforme Epidendrum diffusum Epidendrum hawkesii Epidendrum imatophyllum Epidendrum isomerum Epidendrum macroclinium Epidendrum nitens Epidendrum nocturnum Epidendrum paniculatum Epidendrum polyanthum Epidendrum ramosum Epidendrum rigidum Epidendrum scriptum Epidendrum sculptum Epidendrum secundum Epidendrum stamfordianum Epidendrum strobiliferum Episthephium ellipticum Eriopsis biloba Erythrodes purpurea Eulophia alta Eurystyles borealis Galeandra batemanii Gongora cassidea Gongora quinquenervis Gongora truncata Gongora unicolor Goodyera erosa Habenaria brownelliana Habenaria clypeata Habenaria distans Habenaria entomantha Habenaria floribunda Habenaria lankesteri Habenaria mesodactyla Habenaria monorrhiza Habenaria novemfida Habenaria quinqueseta Habenaria repens Habenaria rodeiensis Habenaria trifida Huntleya fasciata Ionopsis satyrioides Ionopsis utricularioides Isochilus carnosiflorus Jacquiniella equitantifolia Jacquiniella globosa Jacquiniella teretifolia Kegeliella atropilosa Koellensteinia tricolor Lacaena bicolor Laelia inconspicua Leochilus labiatus Lepanthes acuminata Lepanthes arachnion Lepanthes disticha Lepanthes inaequalis Lepanthes johnsonii Lepanthes turialvae Lepanthopsis floripecten Leucohyle subulata Liparis elata Liparis nervosa Lockhartia hercodonta Lockhartia pittieri Lycaste aromatica Lycaste cochleata Lycaste leucantha Lycaste tricolor Lyroglossa pubicaulis Macradenia brassavolae Macroclinium paniculata Malaxis histionantha Masdevallia adamsii Masdevallia floribunda Masdevallia tubuliflora Maxillaria aciantha Maxillaria alba Maxillaria amparoana Maxillaria brunnea Maxillaria cobanensis Maxillaria conferta Maxillaria confusa Maxillaria crassifolia Maxillaria cucullata Maxillaria densa Maxillaria discolor Maxillaria elatior Maxillaria friedrichsthalii Maxillaria fulgens Maxillaria hedwigae Maxillaria pulchra Maxillaria ringens Maxillaria rufescens Maxillaria tenuifolia Maxillaria uncata Maxillaria variabilis Mesadenella petenensis Mesadenella polyanthus Mormodes buccinator Mormodes warscewiczii Mormolyca ringens Myoxanthus octomerioides Myrmecophila brysiana Myrmecophila tibicinis Myrmecophila wendlandii Nidema boothii Notylia barkeri Notylia wullschlaegeliana Octomeria graminifolia Oerstedella verrucosa Oncidium altissimum Oncidium ascendens Oncidium carthagenense Oncidium cebolleta Oncidium ensatum Oncidium lindenii Oncidium sphacelatum

    Original URL path: http://belizebotanic.org/orchid-list/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Native Orchid House | Belize Botanic GardensBelize Botanic Gardens
    20 new orchid records for Belize including 1 species new to science The new species Pleurothallis duplooyii named after Ken duPlooy has a bloom about the size of a flea It is a good reminder that not all orchids are showy corsage pieces It s nothing personal but we don t have hybrids or foreigners in the Native Orchid House so make sure to take a closer look For your information Most of our collection of orchids are in bloom during the month of April and May If you are visiting any other time you might be able to see one or two other species in bloom but the Black Orchid Belize s National Flower is in bloom everyday Keeping Orchids Wild Brassavola Cucullata Belize is a member of CITES an international agreement to protect plant and animal species in danger of extinction through international trade Orchids are protected under CITES and that makes it illegal to remove orchids from the country of Belize without a permit Do your part for orchid conservation and do not collect orchids or other plants or animals unless you have a valid reason and have obtained the proper permits If you purchase an orchid make sure it comes from a cultivated collection and was not taken from the wild BBG does not participate in selling native orchids Our collection is mainly for educational and research purpose One Scoop of Orchids Please Did you know that vanilla the same ingredient in your ice cream comes from an orchid Well it does And not just any orchid but a native Belizean orchid Ask your guide to show you the vanilla orchid in our Native Orchid House at BBG Orchids are known for their amazing variety colors shapes and sizes There are about 300 different ones in

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  • Plants of the Maya | Belize Botanic GardensBelize Botanic Gardens
    around them This traditional knowledge was handed down from generation to generation as part of their cultural identity For the Maya this meant knowing how to survive from the forests pray to the gods heal the sick and make household items from the earth s soil Some practices are still used today mainly by the older inhabitants but most of it is being lost since younger generations seem to be uninterested in these practices William Mesh is Belize Botanic Gardens medicinal plant expert Walk with him through our Plants of the Maya medicine trail and learn about how native plants have been used used by the native people of Belize You ll see what plants were used for clothes storage tools building ritual and medicine Our traditional Maya House is built from sustainably harvested materials grown on the property and is modeled on the house where Mr Mesh grew up Book a traditional healer s experience and learn to make tamales over an open hearth and a craft from palm leaves Call us to reserve this the healer s experience Visit the trail any time and if William is not there our other guides are also knowledgeable about the plants of the Maya Come for the day and enjoy a guided walk through the gardens do some birding have a swim in the lovely Macal River and eat lunch at adjacent duPlooy s Jungle Lodge Random Facts Corn tortillas were and still are a staple in the Maya diet Tortillas are made using Masa Masa is ground corn which is first boiled and mixed with stuff called white lime or cal Using their metates the Mayas would grind the corn then mix it into dough before flattening and baking it on a hot comal White lime is made by baking

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  • Belize Botanic Gardens is for the birds!Belize Botanic Gardens
    some of the birds found in Belize Botanic Gardens are Belize s National Bird the keel billed toucan common potoo red throated ant tanager acorn woodpecker grey necked woodrail If this piques your interest check out our list The 309 species presented in this checklist are birds which have been recorded at or within a 5 mile radius of Belize Botanic Gardens and adjacent duPlooy s Jungle Lodge Our list also keeps increasing as more new species are sighted and shared by bird enthusiasts and we always welcome such information If you visiting the gardens or birding in the area pick up a check list booklet at our office and let us know when you see a new bird The original version of this list was compiled by Ken duPlooy with the help of Steve N G Howell co author with Sophie Webb of A Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Northern Central America 1995 Additional sightings have been documented by Philip Mai the official birding nut and resident guide at duPlooys Many thanks are due to Nita and Clark Hamilton who have kept this list taxonomically up to date and to other birder visitors In September 2012 the bird list was revised the list used to conduc the first Plant and Bird Identification Training Course offered at BBG as part of a European Union Funded Project and delivered to more than 300 Belizeans We are pleased to announce that this course can now be offered to Visitors to Belize It is a 3 day course which consists of both classroom training in the how to s of bird and plant ID combined with field trips to identify some of the birds you will learn about All you need are your binoculars and the desire to learn to be

    Original URL path: http://belizebotanic.org/plants-birds/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Birding around BBG and duPlooy's Jungle LodgeBelize Botanic Gardens
    Cuckoo Dromococcyx phasianellus Pheasant Cuckoo Crotophaga sulcirostris Groove billed Ani Strigiformes Tytonidae Tyto alba Barn Owl Strigidae Otus guatemalae Vermiculated Screech Owl Pulsatrix perspicillata Spectacled Owl Glaucidium griseiceps Central American Pygmy Owl Glaucidium brasilianum Ferruginous Pygmy Owl Ciccaba virgata Mottled Owl Ciccaba nigrolineata Black and white Owl Caprimulgiformes Caprimulgidae Nyctidromus albicollis Common Pauraque Nyctiphrynus yucatanicus Yucatan Poorwill Caprimulgus carolinensis Chuck will s widow Caprimulgus badius Yucatan Nightjar Nyctibiidae Nyctibius jamaicensis Northern Potoo Apodiformes Apodidae Streptoprocne zonaris White collared Swift Chaetura vauxi Vaux s Swift Panyptila cayennensis Lesser Swallow tailed Swift Trochilidae Phaethornis longirostris Long billed Hermit Phaethornis striigularis Stripe throated Hermit Campylopeterus curvipennis Wedge tailed Sabrewing Florisuga mellivora White necked Jacobin Anthracothorax prevostii Green breasted Mango Chlorostilbon canivetti Canivet s Emerald Amazilia candida White bellied Emerald Amazilia tzacatl Rufous tailed Hummingbird Archilochus colubris Ruby throated Hummingbird Trogoniformes Trogonidae Trogon melanocephalus Black headed Trogon Trogon violaceus Violaceous Trogon Trogon collaris Collared Trogon Trogon massena Slaty tailed Trogon Coraciiformes Momotidae Momotus momota Blue crowned Motmot Alcedinidae Ceryle torquata Ringed Kingfisher Ceryle alcyon Belted Kingfisher Chloroceryle amazona Amazon Kingfisher Chloroceryle americana Green Kingfisher Chloroceryle aenea American Pygmy Kingfisher Piciformes Bucconidae Notharchus macrorhynchos White necked Puffbird Malacoptila panamensis White whiskered Puffbird Galbulidae Galbula ruficauda Rufous tailed Jacamar Ramphastidae Aulacorhynchus prasinus Emerald Toucanet Pteroglossus torquatus Collared Aracari Ramphastos sulfuratos Keel billed Toucan Picidae Melanerpes pucherani Black cheeked Woodpecker Melanerpes aurifrons Golden fronted Woodpecker Sphyrapicus varius Yellow bellied Sapsucker Veniliornis fumigatus Smoky brown Woodpecker Piculus rubiginosus Golden olive Woodpecker Dryocopus lineatus Lineated Woodpecker Campephilus guatemalensis Pale billed Woodpecker Passeriformes Furnariidae Synallaxis erythrothorax Rufous breasted Spinetail Automolus ochrolaemus Buff throated Foliage gleaner Xenops minutus Plain Xenops Dendrocolaptidae Dendrocincla anabatina Tawny winged Woodcreeper Dendrocincla homochroa Ruddy Woodcreeper Sittasomus griseicapillus Olivaceous Woodcreeper Xiphocolaptes promeropirhynchus Strong billed Woodcreeper Xiphorhynchus flavigaster Ivory billed Woodcreeper Thamnophilidae Taraba major Great Antshrike Thamnophilus doliatus Barred Antshrike Microrhopias quixensis Dot winged Antwren Cercomacra tyrannina Dusky Antbird Formicariidae Formicarius analis Black faced Antthrush Tyrannidae Ornithion semiflavum Yellow bellied Tyrannulet Myiopagis viridicata Greenish Elaenia Elaenia flavogaster Yellow bellied Elaenia Mionectes oleaginous Ochre bellied Flycatcher Leptopogon amaurocephalus Sepia capped Flycatcher Oncostoma cinereigulare Northern Bentbill Poecilotriccus sylvia Slate headed Tody flycatcher Todirostrum cinereum Common Tody Flycatcher Rhynchocyclus brevirostris Eye ringed Flatbill Tolmomyias sulphurescens Yellow olive Flycatcher Onychorhynchus coronatus Royal Flycatcher Myiobius sulphureipygius Sulphur rumped Flycatcher Contopus cooperi Olive sided Flycatcher Contopus virens Eastern Wood Wewee Contopus cinereus Tropical Pewee Empidonax flaviventris Yellow bellied Flycatcher Empidonax albigularis White throated Flycatcher Empidonax minimus Least Flycatcher Sayornis nigricans Black Phoebe Pyrocephalus rubinus Vermilion Flycatcher Attila spadiceus Bright rumped Attila Myiarchus tuberculifer Dusky capped Flycatcher Myiarchus crinitus Great crested Flycatcher Myiarchus tyrannulus Brown crested Flycatcher Pitangus sulphuratus Great Kiskadee Megarynchus pitangua Boat billed Flycatcher Myiozetetes similis Social Flycatcher Myiodynastes maculatus Streaked Flycatcher Myiodynastes luteiventris Sulphur bellied Flycatcher Legatus leucophaius Piratic Flycatcher Tyrannus melancholicus Tropical Kingbird Tyrannus couchii Couch s Kingbird Tyrannus tyrannus Eastern Kingbird Tyrannus savanna Fork tailed flycatcher Genera incertae sedis Pachyramphus cinnamomeus Cinnamon Becard Pachyramphus major Gray collared Becard Pachyramphus aglaiae Rose throated Becard Tityra semifasciata Masked Tityra Tityra inquisitor Black

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  • Tours | Belize Botanic GardensBelize Botanic Gardens
    will see on your walk in the gardens Spend an hour or spend the day Guided Tours This is the best way to see the gardens You get to walk around with our experienced professional guide who will take you on scenic routes and trails around the gardens where all the great plants are plus you can pepper them with questions General tours take about 1 to 1 5 hours and are available 7am to 3pm Check with our front desk staff to arrange departures times difficulty or terrain of the gardens When you are finished with the guided tour you are still welcome to wander around the garden on your own If you have a special interest such as birds medicinal plants or orchids call ahead to book a guide or to arrange night walks or early birding tours Contact us for great group rates Students and Groups Contact us for our special group rates Ask about our special activities We can also set up great educational itineraries for your entire stay in Belize Are you 12 or under W ell then you can see the Belize Botanic Gardens absolutely FREE with paying parents Plus you get a groovy kids activity called the Plant Puzzle Trail where you answer questions by following a trail map But wait There s more If your parents are doing a guided tour you get to do a fun plant activity absolutely Free Tell your folks to call ahead so that we can set it up for you Land of the Free Garden of the Discounted To attract more local visitors Belize Botanic Gardens offers discount to Belizean citizens on all of the above rates Every Sunday is absolutely Free Check the local newspapers or call to inquire for special events happening on holidays

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  • Projects | Belize Botanic GardensBelize Botanic Gardens
    including to accomplish these tasks The organizations include Montgomery Botanical Center Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh Natural History Museum International Palm Society to name just a few Read below for just a few examples of what we do Sustainable Agriculture Call us crazy but at Belize Botanic Gardens we enjoy figuring out how to grow things without the use of pesticides or chemicals It is more than just a past time we maintain our garden organically We also devote a lot of our time to finding ways to grow plants in a way that farmers and nature benefit This has been a major part of the work at BBG from the garden s beginnings We experiment with palms fruits and hardwoods Our largest project funded by the Darwin Initiative deals with palms called xate shah tay little palms causing a big hullabaloo in Belize Belize Botanic Gardens is a proud member of the Belize Organic Producers Associaton BOPA BOPA is dedicated to creating and maintaining national legislation and certification for Belize promoting organic agriculture and organic products and disseminating information to organic farmers If you would like to join BOPA download the membership for here Make out a check to BOPA

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  • European Unions' Belize Rural Development Project II | Belize Botanic GardensBelize Botanic Gardens
    to earn a living as employees or small business owners in these areas Research shows that job opportunities requiring these skills exist in both the business and private sectors particularly in the tourism industry As a member of Caribbean Botanic Gardens for Conservation we became aware of the need for a center for horticulture training not only in Belize but throughout the Caribbean Receiving BRDP Funding has enabled us to pursue this goal on a local level by offering a wide range of classes through our Professional Gardeners Program For the term of the 34 month EU project free classes are being offered to Belizeans To sustain the program after completion of the funding term classes will be opened to international students as well Course offerings include three levels of horticulture training small nursery establishment for ornamental plants small nursery establishment for food plants cut flower growing and marketing as well as a variety of 1 day workshops such as seed saving floral arrangement and culinary herbs Classes last 10 days for each level and will be offered eight times during the term of the project In addition there are On The Job training opportunities of 12 weeks for 2 trainees per session All courses will be offered 12 times during the funding period We are targeting interested individuals male or female who are unemployed or barely employed but have deep interest in becoming professional gardeners After completion of the training program participants are being awarded with a Certificate of Completion and Job Recommendation Letter More than ever professional gardeners are in great need throughout Belize The tourism industry alone employ s groundskeepers landscape managers designers and gardeners and the need for professional trained and skilled workers is growing every day The Professional Gardener s Training will also help you

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