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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
    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 limestone

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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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  • Plants of the Maya | Belize Botanic GardensBelize Botanic Gardens
    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 limestone

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  • Belize Botanic Gardens is for the birds!Belize Botanic Gardens
    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 a

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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

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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

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  • Birding around BBG and duPlooy's Jungle LodgeBelize Botanic Gardens
    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 crowned

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