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

Friday, March 16, 2012

The Deck

As part of the building blitz, we can't forget to mention the beautiful deck that my dear father managed to frame out for us in the last 1 hour of daylight of his building trip.............way to go Dad! It took Mat and I a while to finish it as it was a pretty complicated design on a very steep slope, but we are happy to say that the deck is now complete with a beautiful mango tree in the middle of it. I also just hung up some hummingbird feeders to really top it off!

So far in our deck's mango tree we have had two snake encounters! For those of you fearful of snakes, beware the deck! The first snake was a beautiful little Blunt-headed Treesnake (But don't worry Moms, non-poisonous!) and the second was a large Bird-eating Treesnake (also non-poisonous Moms!) They sure like that mango tree. The second snake actually fell out of the tree onto our signal booster line unexpectedly while I was working on my computer in the office. All of a sudden the cable starting waving back and forth out of the blue and there was a large snake curling on it! I guess he missed whatever bird or bird egg he was trying to eat...............Look at Mat go! He is getting more comfortable with snakes. This Bird-eating one was pretty big, even I was a bit nervous to grab it, and it quickly started making its way off the deck so I yelled for Mat to grab it, and he did! (After I confirmed that it wasn't poisonous!)

This sure is an exciting place for a herpetologist to be!

Yours, Vanessa

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