Maya Mountains, Belize: Flora of Doyle's Delight, highest point in the country
Some plants found during the August 19-29, 2007 Maya Mountains (Belize) that were documented in large part by Bruce Holst, Colin Young, Jan Meerman, and Sharon Matola. Organized by the Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center, this expedition brought 13 scientists together from 5 disciplines (botany, ecology, entomology, mycology, ornithology) to conduct an intensive biodiversity survey of the highest point in Belize, informally known as Doyle's Delight. British Forces in Belize and the Belize Zoo provided outstanding logistical assistance. Participating institutions: Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, State University of New York at Cortland, US Dept. Agriculture, Louisiana State University, Columbus State Community College, Galen University, Green Hills Butterfly Farm, Birds Without Borders, The Nature Conservancy. Photo Credits: Bruce Holst, except for Cucu Gurania by Cathie Aime and Burm Apteria aphylla by Jean Lodge. Selby Gardens is grateful to Marge Schmiel for financial support.
Aug 19, 2007