Posts by Marguerite Bevis

Homemade Health – Fermented Food

The frequent use antibiotics and antibacterial soaps results in a depleted supply of “good bacteria” in our gut which we need to effectively get nutrients from our food. Fermented food helps to restore the proper balance of bacteria in the gastrointestinal system while being tasty and interesting food full of nutrition. We hear about probiotics…

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Bird Watch – From My Perch

Migratory birds are arriving daily from the North.  You can use e-Bird (Bird Log) to enter the birds you see.  This information is uploaded to the Cornell University Ornithology Lab.  The data becomes available to birders all around the globe.  With more and more people using this global database, scientists are learning more about migratory…

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Attracting Butterflies to your Belizean Backyard

Landscaping your yard to attract butterflies is as simple as providing food, water and shelter for all stages of the butterfly life cycle. Adult butterflies feed on nectar while caterpillars and larvae eat the leaves of specific plants, their “host plants.” You can improve your chances of attracting butterflies to your garden by implementing a…

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Bird Watch – The Chiquibul Forest Reserve – Ours to Keep

In the last column, warnings were issued to all Belizeans about the dire situation in the Chiquibul Forest Reserve, the incursion and theft of natural resources and the woeful lack of personnel and equipment to deal with the problem. In September 2014, a Tourism Policeman was murdered at Caracol in the middle of the day,…

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Bird Watch – Ours To Lose

The Chiquibul Forest Reserve – Ours to Lose The Scarlet Macaw is an important indicator species for the biodiversity of rainforest. The current population is estimated to be about 200 birds, which is not a good number. The macaws in our country are genetically distinct and geographically separated from other populations in Guatemala and Mexico.…

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HALF DAY HORSEBACK RIDE

$68.00 The half day horseback ride is all jungle, you will ride among lush foliage and rainforest habitats to a hidden riverine valley.  There are excellent opportunities for seeing birds and possibly wildlife as the valley is home to Howler Monkeys, Jaguars, Puma, Ocelot, Tapir and more.  There are opportunities to canter in places. This…

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FULL DAY HORSEBACK RIDE BARTON CREEK

$100.00 One of our most popular horseback rides is the one to the Barton Creek River Valley to the mouth of the river cave. The ride features more cultural experiences because you ride through two entirely different villages, the Salvadoran village called El Progresso and the Mennonite community. Expect to see horse-drawn buggies and people…

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FULL DAY HORSEBACK RIDE MAYAN CAVE & PRIVATE SWIM

$93.00 Another ride into the Mountain Pine Ridge area to a different “dry” cave (one that doesn’t have a river running through it) and a beautiful private swimming hole.  Wear clothes you won’t mind getting a little dirty or muddy.  Delicious picnic lunches are served near the swimming hole.

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