Category Archives: Flora & Fauna

Nature reserves and protected areas

by http://www.cancun.travel (photos via: FootPrints) There is a plethora of beautiful nature reserves and protected areas you can visit near Cancun. You will get the opportunity to observe monkeys, flamingos, whale sharks, marine turtles, crocodiles and many more creatures in … Continue reading

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Monarch Butterflies: Top ten facts

By: Dr. Orley R. “Chip” Taylor Director of Monarch Watch http://www.monarchwatch.org Migration Hundreds of millions of monarch butterflies migrate from eastern North America to Mexico each fall to overwinter in the high elevation oyamel fir forests of the Transvolcanic Range … Continue reading

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The amazing monarch butterflies

There are two miracles in the Monarch reserve area. One is that the butterflies have survived, and the other is that the campesinos have survived. Continue reading

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The Ocean’s lacework

By: Shelagh McNally Sea Fans or gorgolina are the delicate, lace-like plants you see when snorkeling or diving the coral reefs. Though they look like small trees, sea fans are actually animals. There are thousands of different species of sea … Continue reading

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How not to kill your papaya tree

From Tropica Mango Rare & Exotic Fruit Nursery: There are two types of papayas, Hawaiian and Mexican. The Hawaiian varieties are the papayas commonly found in supermarkets. These pear-shaped fruit generally weigh about 1 pound and have yellow skin when … Continue reading

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Fruits in Mexico

By Justin Henderson in Cuponismo: Mexican Fruit Life in Mexico wouldn’t be the same without fruit.  Mexican fruit is so abundant, and so tasty it’s not surprising that it has embedded its way into the very culture of the country. … Continue reading

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Pitaya

From Wikipedia: A pitaya or pitahaya is the fruit of several cactus species, most importantly of the genus Hylocereus (sweet pitayas). These fruits are commonly known as dragon fruit – cf. Chinese huo long guo “fire dragon fruit” and long … Continue reading

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