Month: February 2018

Spider Monkeys of Belize

Belize is home to one of the largest primates in the New World, the spider monkey (Ateles sp.). These monkeys get their name from their ability to stretch out like a spider in the canopy of the forest. They are also an easy primate to recognize, both males and females …

The Secret of Vanilla

Vanilla, a staple in the kitchen and a scent that reminds many of warmth and cookies, is often thought of only as the small black beans that are scraped out of vanilla pods when cooking. But the source of these beans are a beautiful orchid, native to the country of …