Mayan Macal Magic
Originally posted on Tropical Ecology Institute:
Our amazing day started touring the Belize Botanical Garden and meeting students who attend and are learning about horticulture here at Duplooy’s Lodge. Several of us held a Cane Toad, whose defense is releasing a hallucinogenic compound in the mouth of a predator. The botanical highlight from our morning walk was the Black Orchid, the national flower of Belize. Collared Aracaris, a Bat Falcon and colorful Social Flycatchers kept our binoculars glued to our faces.