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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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Backyard Birding in Belize

More than 500 bird species can be seen in Belize. Some are tropical residents and others migrate back and forth from North and South America. People living in Belize who love to watch birds can do a few simple things in their own backyard to provide hours of bird-watching pleasure. Basically birds need food, water…

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