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, January 25, 2013

storm and flowering tree

We had a storm come in on Sunday, dark dark clouds. I managed to take this picture of the main building with storm coming in the back and a large flowering tree which we have not yet identified.


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Critter of the week - Part 2

Ok I had promised a weekly 'animal or plant' of the week a few months ago but i did not follow up on it! I apologize about this and will now post a regular cool critter or plant of the week as I got lot's of good feedback at Christmas time about this kind of post.

This week for plant of the week, I decided to add a flower that can be found at T.R.E.E.S, if anybody knows what it is please send us a comment and we will see who will be the winner this week!

For the critter of the week, I have added this butterfly found in the lime orchard two days ago!

Good luck!!!

Flower of the week

Critter of the week

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Quick lunch

Vanessa and Eva walked on a special scene right beside the house the other day. A Mexican Parrot snake just caught a turnip tail gecko by the tail and pulled it right off. Luckily for the gecko they have evolved a regenerating tail made exactly for this purpose, they will use their tails when caught by a predator and in time it will regrow, quite amazing! The gecko escaped, just a little shorter and the snake still managed to get a decent sized lunch, a win-win situation.  We, including the dog, then spent some time watching as the snake swallowed the tail which took about 10 minutes. It was a real life nature documentary!

Turnip tail gecko friend
The missing tail
The tail and the snake

Snake eating the tail

and the tail is pretty much gone

Friday, January 11, 2013

New cabins

We are proud to announce that we now have all of the cabins we need for awhile. We have received 2 new single cabins from Spanish Lookout! So in addition to our 2 double cabins, we now have 2 single cabins. We can now house up to 34 clients! So bring them on!!!

These two cabins are 10x12 and can house a couple with a king size bed or can house up to 5 clients in bunk style accomodation. They all have a beautiful deck overlooking the waterfall, jungle and lime orchard!


Post happy holidays from TREES

Hello everyone, bonjour à tous! We apologize for the delay in the post, it is my new years resolution to update our posts everyweek from now on! Feel free to hassle me if I do not keep my word. Resolutions are made to be brocken anyhow right???

After a couple of weeks of too much everything; christmas food, drinks, social events, a few huge storms and lot's of snow we are now back at the station. We estimate that we are now about 1 month of way from this station to be fully operational! 

At TREES we hope that you had really nice holidays and we wish you the best for 2013!

We managed to celebrate the Christmas spirit at TREES this year with a nice little Christmas TREE. I am leaving you guys with this nice little tree picture!

The TREES Team -