Ecorana Environmental ltd., Blog at it's partner field staiton at the T.R.E.E.S

We are Ecorana Environmental, an eco-travel and environmental education company that specializes in creating and planning applied learning holidays for students, researchers, and ecotourists alike. Our team consists of travel and outreach specialists as well as research biologists and teachers who specialize in environmental education and conservation. We are well-versed in providing comfortable, safe, and exciting learning and travel opportunities to a range of clientele interested in environmentally and culturally conscious travel.Ecorana is poised to offer travel and education abroad opportunities in the diverse tropical country of Belize. Ecorana employs biologists who are well-trained in tropical ecology, herpetology, and ornithology, and as such, studies in tropical biology are the primary focus of our educational holidays. However, our team’s diverse interests and expertise allow us to plan all types of holidays ranging from wildlife ecotours to yoga retreats to West African drumming courses to ecological field technique courses. Wherever your interests lie, you can be guaranteed that Ecorana will be right there with you.Ecorana maintains values of environmental and cultural conservation and stewardship, hands-on education, and inclusive learning, and seeks to instill those values in all visitors to Belize. We work with many field stations and educational centers, scientists, educators, tour companies, tour guides, eco-lodges, and parks, both on the mainland and on the islands of Belize, to make sure you go exactly where you want to go and see exactly what you want to see and more!

One of our main partners is the Toucan Ridge Ecology and Education Society (T.R.E.E.S) and their field station in Belize. The objectives of this environmental education center are to host various cultural and environmental based student courses, workshops and event hosting in the heart of the beautiful Maya Mountains of Belize. We plan on providing our services to international students as well as providing opportunities for Belizean students.

For more information see our website at, or send us and email at or to go directly to the T.R.E.E.S website

Sunday, February 12, 2012

The MF 35

Now as a kid, even a suburban kid of Brossard, Qc., I always wanted an old red tractor! It was just my luck and probably that there was an old but very functional Massey Ferguson 35 diesel tractor on the property. I am certain this tractor helped in wanting to buy this property. It is a 1962 piece of art and still works like a charm. It needs a little love but after doing my homework, I found that every piece I want is available for this tractor in Belize. So slowly but surely I will bring this baby back, looking like it did in 62', well maybe!!!

But with with the 17 acres of limes and other fruit trees we have this little gem will help haul the juicy limes (organic, I must say!) out to Mojitos worldwide!

So far I started with the tire, this one probably had not been changed for decades, it now has a brand new left tire! Now I just have to learn how to drive the freakin' thing! To be continued!

Friday, February 10, 2012

The contruction blitz Phase 2

Ok, so after a few days of demolition the old restaurant building is now ready to be rebuilt! All of the old roofing materials are at the new shed site. In the top photo, we could see the old roofing and lattice work. In the middle shot, things are slowly being destroyed, in the bottom shot same area but all opened up with a view from the side! Chris and Clark are now building the framing for the new walls. We'll put up a couple more pictures soon about the progress of this building!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

New link for HHI

Here is the new link for our future stardom!

pics of the old building and the new toy!

So as I mentionned in the last post, we are restructuring the old restaurant building, something like restaurent makeover but jungle style! Here are some of the highlights of the old building!

The top picture is going to be the future library building, the picture on the bottom will be the location of the future restaurant building!!! Hard to believe but true! You just wait and see!!!

One of new purchases was a power washer, which is our new favourite tool! Here I am blasting the library room to start making it look like something nice!

The contruction blitz

Ok, sorry for the delay1 Lot's has happened but the most important is that my great mother sent us cell phone booster and we now have phone service in the house and we now also have some decent internet. Which means that we will be able to do alot updates from now on!

So Vanessa's dad and uncle are now at the station and we they are helping us tremendously in completely restructuring the old restaurant building! This building was used as a restaurant in the early 80's and the building has barely been used since! The first step was to remove the scorpions and other creatures from the building. We thought we would see at least one snake in there but luckiliy for us and the family none were found! There was a nice juvenile Jesus Christ lizard that Vanessa found in one of the rooms.

There are no dull moments at the station!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

House Hunters

Our episode will be airing in the US on February 23, 2012 at 10:30pm EST and 1:30am EST, and then again on March 23, 2012 at 11:00 pm EST and 2:00 am EST on HGTV!!!