BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – TANTALIZING TROGONS, PART 2 OF 2

When I saw my first trogon in the Yucatan, the Gartered Trogon, the visual impact of those colors initially swamped my brain. After I took a few photos and settled down, Gartered Trogon I realized how much smaller it was than my initial impression. Yes, the colors were (and are) dazzling! But the feathered tails of trogons, less the quetzals, take up More...

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By Riviera Maya Times On Wednesday, September 4th, 2019
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Reforestation operation in Tulum carried out to fight beach erosion

TULUM, Q. Roo.- “The reforestation of sand dunes in all beach accesses is a permanent task carried out by the National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (Conanp), in the Tulum National Park”, said More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Friday, August 2nd, 2019
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – TANTALIZING TROGONS, PART 1 OF 2

Generally, the dazzling-colored trogon family of 43 species (more or less) are primarily found in the tropical, humid forests of the New World, Africa, and Asia. The family includes the sacred bird of the Mayas More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Saturday, July 27th, 2019
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Have you ever tried Chiles en Nogada?

Grupo Anderson’s S.A. de C.V. was founded by Mr. Carlos Anderson in 1963. Their first restaurant was “Anderson’s” located on Mexico City’s iconic Paseo de la Reforma. Now based in Cancún, More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Tuesday, July 9th, 2019
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – WHAT’S IN A NAME? HONEYCREEPERS

Is “honeycreeper” an oxymoron? One thinks of “honey” as something sweet, but even mention the word “creep” and many would think of a sneaky, nefarious person lurking in the shadows. In the bird world, More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019
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Photo of bird feeding a cigarette butt to chick at Florida Beach goes viral

A wildlife photographer has captured a picture of a black skimmer bird feeding itschick a cigarette filter on a beach in Florida, USA. Littering has now become a global problem with people throwing trash More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019
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The Future of Fashion: Turning Recycled Plastic into Clothes

The new age has dawned, and humans are using plastic bottles to manufacture garments. Plastic continues to hoard in landfills and pollute the oceans. But brands like Everlane, H&M, and Adidas put this plastic More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Thursday, June 13th, 2019
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – “SAILERS” OF THE SKY: SWALLOW-TAILED KITE

SWALLOW-TAILED KITE, Elanoides forficatus, Milano Tijereta (Spanish) Magnificent. Graceful. Beautiful. These words describe the sailing-through-the-sky flight of the Swallow-tailed Kite, with a four foot wingspan More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Monday, June 10th, 2019
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Home-scientist discovers easy way to restore old batteries

Most people throw out old batteries without realizing that they can be restored to their original glory, but one man is changing all that. His name is Tom Ericson, a home-scientist who decided it was time to stop More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Monday, June 3rd, 2019
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Amazing New Archaeological Discovery Intrigues Egyptologists

King Tut, the Egyptian pharaoh whose tomb was discovered in 1922, may now be reunited with his wife in the 21st century thanks to a new discovery by famed archaeologist Zahi Hawass. Existing Fair Go Casino bonus More...