14 May 2014

This small bird should be acknowledged as a symbol of the many birds of the Americas. It can be easily found from Canada to Tierra del Fuego, including the Lesser Antilles and even the Falkland Islands (Argentine Islas Malvinas).

15 Apr 2014

This plant grows in different regions between Mexico and Panama, and it is blooming season here right now.

16 Mar 2014

Bougainvillea plants are ornamental vines, bushes, and trees from the Nyctaginacaeae family and here in Panama they are known as veraneras.  Actually, there are approximately 250 species native to South America, Brazil in particular, but only few of them are used in gardens.

15 Feb 2014

February 2 was designated as World Wetlands Day, making this a good opportunity for reflecting on this matter. In 1971, representatives from all over the world met in Ramsar, Iran, with the purpose of discussing wetlands and their protection. The Ramsar Convention was then signed by representatives of all these countries, including Panama, and came into force in 1975.

16 Jan 2014

They are highly recognizable. When you see a large bird grasping its prey with its strong talons, chances are this may be an osprey or fish eagle. Its scientific name is Pandion haliaetus. Pandion is a character from the Greek mythology and haliaetus comes from the combination of the words halos (sea) and aetos (eagle).

17 Dec 2013

Today, the pigeon pea is very important in India, where approximately 90% of the world production is grown. It is also grown in other tropical regions as southern and eastern Africa and also Central America. Congo pea, frijol quinchancho, quinchonchillo, guandul, gandule, pois d’Angole, are some of its common names.

12 Nov 2013

According to an orthodox botanist, when you eat an orange, you are technically eating “a ripe ovary from a flower-producing plant, seeds and everything”.

17 Oct 2013

Jorge Ventocilla interviews Yehudi Rodríguez, who has devoted her career to the study of sharks. This full moon, we would like to present the second part of this interview.

19 Sep 2013

Jorge Ventocilla interviews Yehudi Rodríguez, who has devoted her career to the study of sharks. This full moon, we would like to present the first part of this interview.

20 Aug 2013
Nance bottle

Byrsonima crassifolia, scientific name for the nance (Savanna Serret), is a flowering plant native to the American continent, with a natural range extending southern Mexico to Peru and Brazil. Undoubtedly, this is very popular in Panama. It is frequently found on the Pacific coast, close to either urban or rural areas and, in less numbers, in mature forests.

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