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We explored Barton's Cave by canoe. 2 March 2011

 

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Entrance to Barton's Cave.

 

Stalagtites sparkled

 

We explored St. Herman`s Cave on foot. Luis pointed out formations in the cave on 3 March 2011.

 

Stalagtites and stalagmites made beautiful formations in St. Hernan's Cave on 3 March 2011

 

We saw these fascinating cave crickets

Cave cricket

Cave crickets live in lightless environments such as caves. They have limited vision and rely on their sense of touch to move about. That's why they have very long slender antennae. They also have long legs so that they can jump high and far. 3 March 2011.

 

This owl was on a high ledge in Barton's Cave. We did not see an owl at St. Herman`s Cave but there must have been one because we found piles of fresh feathers many hundreds of metres deep inside the cave, probably of Ridgway's Rough-winged Swallows, which live in the cave's entrance. We wondered how the owl navigates in total darkness. 2 March 2011.

 

Ridgway's Rough-winged Swallows are found near limestone caves. They are darker above than Northern Rough-wings and have white above the bill. St. Herman`s Cave on 3 Marsh 2011.

 

Summer Tanager at Blue Hole on 3 March
 

The Rufous-tailed Jacamar is my favourite bird of Belize. Blue Hole on 3 March 2011.

 

We had a wonderful trip to Belize and Guatemala. Now return to Page 1