Camera traps, natural history and news featuring Chan Chich Lodge
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Butterflies by the Dozens!
For those of you in wintery areas, you may especially enjoy this time-lapse clip I did recently. This time of year is beautiful here in Gallon Jug/Chan Chich. These vivid red flowers line our driveway. You may recognize them as a variety of kalanchoe. Kalanchoes are recognized as "medicine" in Belize, though I've never tried it myself and am not exactly sure what they are supposed to cure. Being succulents, I like kalanchoes as they thrive in our rocky soil and don't require much care. As you can see, they are in bloom this time of year and must be nectar-rich -- they have attracted butterflies by the dozens!
Came to Belize for "a one year project." That was 1986. With husband Bruce, have studied birds, bats, cats and general biodiversity issues. Based in one of the most beautiful tropical forests in the world: northwest Belize near Chan Chich Lodge.