Friday, January 27, 2017

Clearing the Property Lines

Every year about this time, as the rainy season wanes and the dry season approaches, we realize we need to clean our property lines. A few of our lines border farm fields, and we have learned the hard way that after the farmers harvest their crops, they burn the fields, and if our lines aren't cleared during the dry season, the fires will run on to our property. It is hard work with lots of dead fall, especially after a year with a hurricane, as well as very tall and sharp grass. But, a chance wildlife encounter with a boa, as well as the peace of mind that we won't be battling a forest fire in a few months, makes it well worth it.

Property line, before clearing, with the farm field to the left.

Clearing part way through the tall grass.  That's Julio at the end with the grass over his head!

Boa in the grass

Boa being safely relocated, jungle side

Cleared property line looking the other way

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Natural Ornamentals

We are planting local ornamentals around the casitas, and to keep the jungle feel real, Julio went into the jungle to see what he could find growing there naturally. Among a whole pack of beautiful plants were these two orchids.

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

San Ignacio - San Antonio bus schedule

Updated February 28, 2017

Buses between San Antonio and San Ignacio run Monday through Saturday.  No buses on Sunday.

Depart San Antonio to go to San Ignacio



Depart San Ignacio to go to San Antonio



* These are Mesh Line buses, and depart from the parking lot next to Western Dairies rather than the bus stop in the park

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Pizza & Jaguars

Dr. Marcella Kelly of Virginia Tech and her team of jaguar researchers joined us for a pizza party and presented an overview of their research in the Mountain Pine Ridge to our guests. The jaguar researchers loved the pizza, and our guests loved both the pizza and the presentation, and we all had a great time. 

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Friday, January 6, 2017

Another Anole

When Julio yells for me to grab a camera, I don't even ask what he sees, I just get a camera and run. This morning it was this beautiful green lizard, which we have tentatively identified as a Neotropical Green Anole based on the Julian Lee book.  The book says they are uncommon, which they may be...or maybe we just don't see them.

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Monday, January 2, 2017

MRF is an ebird hotspot!

We've been a hotspot on ebird since May, but with H. Lee Jones' recent visit, we have jumped to a yellow balloon with 153 species. Not surprising, with Green Hills Butterfly Ranch and Mountain Equestrian Trails, both major birding hotspots in Cayo, just a mile down the road, and we hope that more birders will visit us and expand our list!

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