I find that I like to start the day with a quick visit to Central America! To hear what's going on in what we all call "Snaddon's Jungle"or other wise known as the Pooks Hill reserve. The pandemic has effected us all in lots of ways and one of the biggest changes in our lives has got to be restrictions on our travel and adventures! This I feel has been a positive time to reflect on our need to travel, but equally why we are traveling and what's its purpose!
Just before lockdown the team were able to install sensors into this reserve and they have been providing the team and our research partners, with some incredible data and evidence of what goes on in the pattern of life of a rainforest.
I gain much more from the sound of the forest, finding it extremely relaxing and meditative for me! Just to hear the range and diversity of sounds in this small but significant piece of rainforest! Have a listen on the link below.
The sound comes to us via our incredible acoustic sensors, supplied to us for our projects by the amazing Rainforest Connect RFCx.org team. Go to the website to see the amazing work they're doing. You can also subscribe and receive your own "dawn chorus" from over 10 countries live!
Look out for Secure Forests new, sponsor a sensor scheme which we will be launching soon! Just imagine your school, college or business, or even family raising funds to sponsor your own sensor, contributing to the protection of forests and wildlife habitats around the world!!
The Keel-billed Toucan, known as the "bill bird"locally, is the national bird of Belize. The most obvious characteristic of the toucan is the huge yellow, orange, red, green and black bill. The toucan's bill is amazingly dextrous and allows the bird to feed on a variety of tropical forest fruits.