Month: April 2018

The Story of Sargassum

The first day of our Belizean journey began at Jaguar Reef Lodge, located in the small fishing village of Hopkins, Belize.  The morning breeze was gentle and refreshing as we walked along the beach.  But, something seemed out of place -large amounts of Sargassum algae had washed up on the …

The Wonders of Raptors

Big, yellow eyes are the first thing you notice when you meet Luna, a spectacled owl (Pulsatrix perspicillata) at the Belize Raptor Center. Like others of her species, Luna’s breast is a bright white color, leading to a black crown with white patches around her eyes and neck. The back …